Environmental documentary makes impact
As an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, the movie "Crude" is a must-see.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 01:37
DAVID AND GOLIATH: 'Crude' exposes the battle between black gold big money and the Cofan tribe in Ecuador. (Photo: guenno/flickr)
Got Netflix? Want to see an absolutely amazing movie that you can stream right on your computer?
If so, then check out "Crude".
Also written about here by MNN blogger, Karl Burkart, the movie is now available in your own home through Netflix and well worth the approximate hour and 45 minutes it takes to watch it. The basic nutshell premise is this: the documentary follows a lawsuit filed by 30,000 people in Ecuador against the United States' second-largest oil producer, Chevron. But the trailer below will give you a much better idea of what is in store.
Inspiring yet often maddening, "Crude" provides an in-depth look at what happens when multi-national corporations and indigenous populations clash.
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