Why Give



 We have an oil dependency

that’s not been a burden

we couldn’t tolerate,

and one we were willing

to pay to this point. 

But those days may be coming

to an end."

-Gen. Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret.)


THE BURDEN is the first documentary of its kind to tell the story of how oil dependence threatens national security, and how the U.S. military is uniquely positioned to bolster a clean energy economy that will strengthen our national, economic, and environmental security.

Military leaders have identified oil dependence as the greatest long-term threat to national security – not just dependence on foreign sources, but on all oil, period. The film presents the serious consequences of maintaining an untenable status quo, while illuminating the economic opportunities offered by a renewable energy economy, all in the name of
saving American lives and money.

Producer/Director/Writer Roger Sorkin believes this is THE story for transforming the debate on climate change and clean energy once and for all. He is an award-winning filmmaker and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project who creates films and political advertising campaigns for non-profit organizations, academic institutions, government and corporate clients. Roger received a master degree in communication from Stanford University with a focus in documentary film. 

Your generous contribution will support screenings around the country and energize our campaign to end America's dependence on oil. Please click here to make a donation.