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Director- Joe Berlinger
Run Time - 105 minutes
Language - English, Spanish, A’ingae, Secoya w/ English subtitles
Format - DVD
Year - 2009
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Business, Civil Rights, Economics, Environmental Studies, Globalization, Latin America, Law & Legal Studies, Political Science

Institutional DVD Price: $395

Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is 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 set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

Official Selection, 2009 Sundance Film Festival

A fascinating and important story. Crude does an extraordinary job of merging journalism and art.”
- Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent

“A powerful modern-day David vs. Goliath story, Crude is highly recommended.”
- F. Swietek, Video Librarian