Monday, October 19, 2009
Q&A with filmmaker Joe Berlinger
Joe Berlinger's new documentary, "Crude," is set deep in the Amazon jungle and tells the David-and-Goliath story of one of the world's biggest environmental lawsuits. The 30,000 Ecuadorean plaintiffs claim that Texaco (now part of Chevron) contaminated a Rhode Island-sized zone of the rainforest while drilling for oil, creating a surge of cancer and other health problems among the indigenous people.
[Photograph by: theskepticaloptimist]