Monday, August 2, 2010

LEFT FILM NIGHT - CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil


CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil

Directed by Joe Berlinger, USA, 2009, 100 minutes

Sunday, August 29, 2010, 7 pm
Centre for Socialist Education, 706 Clark Drive, Vancouver

In the wake of massive oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico and Michigan,
this month's Left Film Night is particularly timely and relevant. CRUDE
is the story of a landmark case in the Amazon jungle, pitting 30,000
rainforest dwellers against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. The plaintiffs
claim that Texaco -- which merged with Chevron in 2001 -- contaminated
one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, creating a "death zone",
resulting in cancer, leukemia, and birth defects. Chevron charges that
the case is a fabrication by "environmental con men". The case takes
place not just in a courtroom, but in a series of field inspections at
the alleged contamination sites, with the judge and attorneys for both
sides trudging through the jungle to litigate.

No charge for admission; donations welcome. Coffee and refreshments
available. Left Film Nights are presented by the Centre for Socialist
Education, Young Communist League, and the Vancouver East and Montivero
Clubs of the Communist Party of Canada. Call 604-255-2041 or email
for further information.

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