Monday, September 21, 2009


This weekend I went to see the documentary, CRUDE, and saw the director, Joe Berlinger, give an Q&A.. See the trailer to get a good idea of the film.

It's about the court case that the natives who live in Amazonian Ecuador have brought against Texaco / Chevron.

One scene struck me. There are many, many health problems that the locals are facing, now that their water has been tainted by oil. One baby was shown that was only 20 days old, and covered in sores. The nurse said that about 15 babies of 20 were born that way! Awful!

It is a fabulous documentary. Highly recommended. Go see it!

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