One was born there. One was drawn there. The Amazon needs them both. For 20 years, oil companies dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador’s rainforest. Oil & Water portrays this environmental disaster from the unique perspectives of young people at both ends of the spectrum - Hugo Lucitante fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while David Poritz, from Amherst, MA, attempts to revolutionize the oil industry with a fair trade certification system. Oil & Water is a sobering look at the enormous pressures David and Hugo face, while also demonstrating how two determined people can make an impact in the world.
The Annenberg Center will host screen the documentary film, Oil & Water followed by a post-screening discussion with filmmaker, Francine Strickwerda.
For tickets and more information, visit the Annenberg Center's website for Oil & Water.