Death of a Gas Guzzler: A Controversial Approach to Reducing Foreign Oil Dependence

Alarmed by how dependence on petroleum impacts the economy, national security, and quality of life; Air Force veteran and filmmaker, Luis Aponte shares a letter he sent to the President of the United States, expressing his concerns on these issues. Banned from publication in China, "Death of a Gas Guzzler" reveals surprising automobile innovations that could help achieve energy independence. More

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About Luis Aponte

Luis Aponte is originally from Savannah, Georgia but grew up in Italy, Germany, and Hawaii as a military dependent, but South Florida is his home. After serving in the United States Air Force immediately following high school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, Luis earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication - Film and Video from Florida Atlantic University using the G.I. Bill he received from the military. There, he served as the Historian for both Golden Key International Honour Society as well as for Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Broward College.

His first book, "Death of a Gas Guzzler" was banned from publication in China due to a chapter quoting other banned authors. For the past two years, Luis has used his film production skills to record Librarians reading from banned or challenged books during the American Library Association's "Banned Books Week."

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D.O.A.G.G. eBook Trailer #2 - The Supercar Project
Here is the second video trailer my eBook, "Death of a Gas Guzzler". It highlights one of the chapters in my book that discusses the PNGV Supercar Project created during the Clinton Administration in 1993 - 2000, using $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars. Enjoy the video! You can find me on I am presently seeking funding to turn my eBook into a documentary feature film.

Death of a Gas Guzzler short documentary film
Now that I am finished with submitting my film to film festivals, I thought I'd share my short documentary movie with all of you! Enjoy and share! Special thanks to Kathy McKenzie-Runk, award-winning author of The Mackenzie Scott Mystery Series, for sponsoring my short film! Thank you for believing in me and my project! You are an angel! :)

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