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“Crude” hits theatres nationwide

August 14, 2009

Crude, a compelling new documentary film about 2008 Goldman Prize recipients Pablo Fajardo and Luis Yanza’s fight for environmental justice in the Ecuadorian Amazon, screens across the country starting this September.  After garnering praise at film festivals around the world, the film is now set for wider distribution, giving the people and organizations involved in the Chevron case a new opportunity to discuss their sides of the story.

Directed by acclaimed documentary filmaker Joe Berlinger, Crude delves into the controversy surrounding the situation in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, where millions of gallons of crude oil and tailings were dumped as a result of petroleum operations initially run by Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001.  The film gives voice to the indigenous local Amazonian peoples who have suffered as a result of the pollution.  It also follows the legal process both in the US and in Ecuador, as both sides present their version of the truth to the courts.

Both Fajardo and Yanza are featured, providing a deeper view of the struggle that won them the Goldman Prize.  Learn more and find screenings in your area.

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