Crude The Real Price of Oil
January 1, 2011 Leave a comment
Over the holidays I watched a Joe Berlinger film, Crude: The Real Price of Oil
It is a hard-hitting, no nonsense environmental documentary of what giant Goliath corporations like Texaco and now Chevron have done in the Ecuadorian Amazon rain forests. David, the indigenous peoples of the region are now suffering from loss of their way of life, and plague of health issues as a consequence of their polluted environment. The documentary does a fine job of presenting the David vs Goliath lawyers fighting it out in a legal battle that seems unending. What is most commendable about the film is that Berlinger leaves it up to the viewer to draw their own conclusions. My conclusion is that it is almost impossible for a judge to remain neutral in such a case as this, making the final decision shall have tremendous implications for both sides of this battle; which causes one to pray for the judge to be granted the wisdom of a Solomon to deliver the right decision. However, even if the right decision is delivered in a court of law, there are no guarantees that the losing side will accept the ruling and comply with it. God have mercy on us all. For more info on the movie, check out the website here.