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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Where to find Luis Aponte online


"Death of a Gas Guzzler" short documentary
This is one of the five short documentaries I made based on my eBook, "Death of a Gas Guzzler." The other four are more in the style of Zeitgeist: The Movie. Hope you like it! If you want to get the DVD of all five short documentary films, go to this link:


Death of a Gas Guzzler: A Controversial Approach to Reducing Foreign Oil Dependence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,530. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
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.

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