"'Crude,' the Film, Explores Oil Giants' Crude Conduct in Ecuador"

"The acclaimed documentary film 'Crude,' which details the 16-year struggle of indigenous peoples in Ecuador's Amazon to hold Chevron legally accountable for contamination of a huge rainforest area, opens in Washington, DC on Friday during intense scrutiny of a $27 billion liability lawsuit against the oil giant.

Since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 'Crude' has been praised in the media and has won a series of environmental and human rights awards. Theaters were packed for the film's opening weekend in New York City in September."

Environment News Service had the story October 22, 2009.

See Also:

"Chronicling the 'Violent Twilight of Oil'" (Green Inc.)

Source: ENS, 10/23/2009