Director - Joe Berlinger
Run Time - 104 minutes
Language -English, Spanish, A’ingae, Secoya w/ English subtitles
Format - 35mm & Digital/Video
Year - 2009
Genre - Documentary
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)