Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is the documentary Crude directed by Joe Berlinger.
“…a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Nothing has the power to awaken our compassion and change the way we look at the world quite like a well-crafted documentary—and Joe Berlinger’s Crude: The Real Price of Oil fits the bill. Equal parts engrossing human rights saga, legal thriller and environmental call-to-action, Crude won’t just capture your attention, it’ll grab it by the neck and give it a good, hard shake. You’ll feel different after watching it.
Film Synopsis: “Three years in the making, Crude tells the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the infamous $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. Winner of 19 international awards, Crude takes you inside a riveting, high stakes drama steeped in global politics, the environmental movement, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, multinational corporate power and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures.”
The Big Fix (2011) directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Destination: Rossport, Ireland (2009) directed by Jim Kearns