Monday, December 7, 2009

Crude the Movie screening

* Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité 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 environmental lawsuits on the planet. The inside story of the infamous "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.  The plaintiffs allege that the pollution has created a "death zone" in an area the size of the Rhode Island, resulting in increased rates of cancer, leukemia, birth defects, and a multiplicity of other health ailments. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking, exploring a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.*

We are a low-budget independent documentary trying to get the word out to as many people as possible in the LA area.  It would be fantastic if there was any way in which you could help us share this important legal story of environmental peril and human suffering with students and faculty of the Film and Media Department, particularly those interested in Documentary. Many schools, organizations, and groups are using the film as an educational tool to spark discussion about how large American-owned companies operate in Latin America and around the world.  Please let me know if you can help by distributing and posting the attached flyer around campus or by sending an e-mail to the faculty and student listservs. Regardless, be sure to watch the trailer <http://www.crudethemovie.com> and help spread the *CRUDE* word!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, GROUP SALES, WAYS IN WHICH TO GET INVOLVED, AND TO
WATCH THE TRAILER: www.crudethemovie.com

PLAYING AT BEVERLY CENTER 13
 8522 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 652 - 7760
Student Rate: $7
http://www.beverlycenter13.com/ <http://www.saltlakefilmsociety.org/

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