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Crude

by Carla G » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:59 am

Just watched a fascinating documentary called "Crude" about the Texaco/Chevron oil on-going contamination in the Equatorial Amazon region. It was 3X bigger than the Valdez spill. It's 20 years later and the legal hassles are still going on. What interested me were the medical findings for the indigenous people living in the area where the water table was polluted. If ANY of this is true then it's clear we're not getting the clear picture about the environmental impact on the gulf spill and what it will mean to us for the next 20 years.
I recommend you view it for yourself. Available via Netflicks.
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Re: Crude

by Robin Garr » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:52 pm

Hmm, I've actually got it in my Netflix Roku queue. Time to bump it up toward the top!
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by Carla G » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:40 pm

If it's not in your queue you may want to consider The Corporation as well. It's lengthy but very informative especially in pointing out the legal loopholes that (some) corporations take advantage of and how it effects us on a local as well as a global scale. It covers a great deal of ground from manipulative marketing to the privatization of everything from land to sea, our air space and in even in some small countries, water and even rainwater. (The Bechtel Corporation owns all the water rights for the 3rd largest city in Bolivia Cochabamba. That even includes the rainwater. Water costs families there up to 25% of their income. ) It also covers the very disturbing battle between Monsanto, BGH, FOX News and two investigative reporters in the state of Florida.
Yeah, it's all pretty disturbing stuff.
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Re: Crude

by John Hagan » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:01 am

Thanks Carla,its in our queue now. One other doc Ill recommend would be Gasland. Its a fairly well doc about the new rush for natural gas and the negative impacts of previous energy bills.
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GasLand(2009) NR

In his first documentary feature, director Josh Fox journeys across America to examine the negative impacts of natural gas drilling, from poisoned water sources to kitchen sinks that burst into flame to unhealthy animals and people. Is natural gas a viable alternative to our dwindling energy resources, or do the potential harmful effects outweigh the positives? Fox's film raises these and many more fascinating questions.
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Re: Crude

by Robin Garr » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:05 pm

A couple of other documentaries we've watched recently, on the point that brings us together in these forums, are Food Inc. and King Corn. Both of them will make you think about what we eat, and Food Inc will strongly inspire you to start getting more of your food from local farmers if you can. It's ... disturbing.
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Re: Crude

by Michael Sell » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:46 pm

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