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Crude.

Berlinger, Joe. (Director, Producer). Bonfiglio, Michael. (Producer, Director). DeLeon, J. R. (Producer). Stratton, Richard (Richard H.) (Producer). Copland, Liesl. (Producer). Spiegel, Alyse Ardell. (Film editor). Diego P?erez, Juan. (Cinematographer). Blackstone, Wendy. (Composer). Dematteis, Lou. Crude reflections. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 104 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Films : 2009.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Joe Berlinger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Participants presented in the film: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez, Adolfo Callejas, Ebergeldo Criollo, Steve Donziger, Atossa Soltani, Joseph Kohn, Maria Garafalo, Sara McMillen, Ricardo Reis Veiga, Diego Larrea, Alejandro Ponce, Rosa Moreno, Amy Goodman, Rafael Correa, Hugo Chavez, Lupita De Heredia, Trudie Styler.
Summary, etc.:
Three years in the making, this riveting new documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, Crude is a real-life, high stakes legal drama involving global politics, the environmental movement, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, multinational corporate power, and the fate of disappearing indigenous cultures. Subverting the conventions of advocacy filmmaking, this award-winning film explores a complex situation from all angles, bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus. "Absolutely the most powerful, emotion- provoking, heart-wrenching documentary I have ever seen." (John Perkins, Author, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man)
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Class actions (Civil procedure) > Ecuador.
Class actions (Civil procedure) > United States.
Oil spills > Environmental aspects > Amazon River Region.
Petroleum industry and trade > Amazon River Region.
Petroleum industry and trade > Environmental aspects > Amazon River Region.
Actions and defenses > Ecuador.
Indians of South America > Ecuador.
Indians of South America > Ecuador > Trials, litigation, etc.
Cofán Indians > Ecuador.

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