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[film] Crude

Can 30,000 plaintiffs from five Indigenous Ecuadoran tribes find justice from [Texaco] Chevron...? Who is responsible for the unconscionable dumping of 18 billion gallons of toxic oil waste in the Ecuadoran Amazon...? Filmmaker Joe Berlinger’s latest documentary picks up the thread of the infamous "Amazon Chernobyl" case, a 13-year-old battle between communities nearly destroyed by oil...and one of the biggest companies on earth. In a sophisticated take on the classic David and Goliath story, Berlinger took three years to craft a cinema vérité portrait centering on the charismatic lawyers in the U.S. and Ecuador...the film makes a concerted effort to show the case from all sides...

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