CRUDE - Explosive documentary on Chevron's massive Amazon oil spill

Friday, December 18, 2009 - 05:00 to Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 05:00
Mayfair Theater
1074 Bank St.
Ottawa , ON
45° 23' 40.5888" N, 75° 41' 1.374" W
Ontario CA

(2009, dir Joe Berlinger, 105 mins,

More than three years in the making by distinguished filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster), CRUDE is a high-stakes David vs. Goliath legal drama with 30,000 indigenous people and campesinos facing down the 5th largest corporation on the planet. It chronicles the epic battle to hold Chevron (formerly Texaco) accountable for its systematic contamination of the Ecuadorian rainforest – an environmental tragedy experts call "the Amazon Chernobyl."

"Rarely have such conflicts been examined with the depth and power of Joe Berlinger's documentary 'Crude.' These real characters and events play out on the screen like a sprawling legal thriller." --Stephen Holden, The New York Times


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