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Crude

Synopsis
Joe Berlinger’s cinéma-vérité feature tells the epic story of one of the world’s largest and most controversial legal cases. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE tells the story of a 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. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Notes
The DVD is currently out of distribution but the film is available to download from iTunes
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
campaigning films; documentary films; ecology; environmental issues; human rights; multinational corporations

Online availability

URI
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/crude/id594249414?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Price
£3.99

Credits

Director
Joe Berlinger

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
105 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.

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