Movie night is back on Wednesday June 2nd with the documentary Crude from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger. Crude is an epic story of the infamous Amazon Chernobyl case, one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet.
The water, air, and land of the Amazon jungles of Ecuador, one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, were being contaminated for three decades. The result was an increase in rates of cancer, leukemia, and birth defects increased in what became referred to as a ‘death zone.’ 30,000 indigenous and colonial rainforest dwellers took up the difficult task of holding U.S. oil giant Chevron accountable for its past deeds in this landmark case.
Crude has forever changed the way international business is conducted by bringing the important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus and encouraging clean energy activism. This movie night gives us the opportunity to consider the human cost of our addiction to oil. Check it out with fellow members at Hub Berkeley from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. The screening will be followed by an environmental activism discussion led by John Knox of Earth Island Institute and Ginger Cassady of Rainforest Action Network.