The Assembly for Sustainability and Equity will be hosting a screening of the award-winning film, Crude. The film will be followed with a discussion led by Doug Vilsack on an update of the case against Chevron. Doug Vilsack, a CU Law graduate and currently working with the law firm Davis Graham & Stubbs in Dever, was in Ecuador during the filming of Crude and has followed the case through it's many twists and turns over the last few years.
Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature 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. Join for a screening of this controversial film, followed by and update and inside story from Law Professor Doug Vilsack.
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