Info and trailer: http://www.crudethemovie.com
CRUDE is an award-winning documentary film that chronicles the epic battle
to hold oil giant Chevron (formerly Texaco) accountable for its systematic
contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon – an environmental tragedy experts
call "the Rainforest Chernobyl."
Centering on a $27 billion lawsuit filed by the indigenous people and
campesinos who continue to suffer a severe public health crisis caused by
Chevron's contamination, CRUDE is a high-stakes David vs. Goliath legal
drama with 30,000 Amazon rainforest dwellers facing down the 5th largest
corporation on the planet.
With key support from Amazon Watch and our Clean Up Ecuador campaign, people
are coming together to promote (and see) this incredible film, and then
provide ways for viewers to support the struggle highlighted so powerfully
by the film.
A victory for the Ecuadorian plaintiffs in the lawsuit will send shock waves
through corporate boardrooms around the world, invigorating communities
fighting against injustice by oil companies. The success of our campaign can
change how the oil industry operates by sending a clear signal that they
will be held financially liable for their abuses.
CRUDE is an exciting and powerful new film. It's also a powerful new tool in
the struggle for justice in Ecuador. You can help us seize this critical
opportunity. Click on the links to the right to see how you can help!