Green Festival Exhibitors

CRUDE

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SUMMARY:Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial environmental lawsuits on the planet. The inside story of the infamous 'Amazon Chernobyl' case, Crude is a real-life 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, exploring a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus. CRITICS ARE CALLING CRUDE...:'Thorough and impassioned': intelligently and artfully made.'- A.O. Scott, The New York Times'A fascinating case study of real world political action.'- Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times'A powerhouse of a documentary! This one means to shake you. And in Berlinger's hands, it does.'-Peter Travers, Rolling StoneAn amazing, sobering, heartbreaking film.'- Howard Zinn, Author, A People's History of the United States'A piece of magic ': Crude is absolutely the most powerful, emotion-provoking, heart-wrenching, best documentary I have ever seen.'- John Perkins, Author, Confessions of an Economic Hit ManCRUDE IS STIRRING UP SOME SERIOUS OSCAR BUZZ...:'I would have sworn that The Cove had the Oscar sewn up for best documentary this year. But Joe Berlinger's Crude, which opens next Wednesday (9.9.09), will be in the thick of the Oscar fight.'-Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post'Crude should be on the short list for Academy Award consideration now that the word is spreading.'- Roger Friedman, The Hollywood Reporter