CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil is coming to Eugene! This award-winning documentary features ELAW Partner and Goldman Prize winner Pablo Fajardo, and his community’s fight to obtain justice from ChevronTexaco for the devastation of the Ecuadorian Amazon. We recommend that you see it. It will be playing at The Bijou starting this Friday (February 19.) CRUDE will show at 5:10 p.m. daily and a Saturday matinee at 2:45 p.m. Check the website to confirm show times (as they may change.)
CRUDE has won more than 20 major awards including the International Green Film Award – Cinema for Peace; Best Documentary Film – Mexico International Film Festival; and the Gold Kahuna Award – Honolulu Film Festival.
You won’t want to miss this amazing movie about the valuable work that ELAW partners in Ecuador are doing. Read the review in the Eugene Weekly.
|Also — Pablo’s co-counsel, Steven Donziger, will be a keynote speaker at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference – February 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom. More information at www.pielc.org
“Steven Donziger knew pursuing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Chevron-Texaco wouldn’t be easy. A Harvard Law grad and former Washington, D.C., public defender, Donziger is the lead U.S. lawyer for 30,000 Ecuadoreans who claim oil drilling by Texaco (now owned by Chevron) polluted portions of the country’s Amazon Basin, contaminating the soil and water sources where they live.” The American Lawyer Sept. 2009
“As the founder of his law firm in New York, Donziger & Associates, Steven has doggedly pursued Texaco (now Chevron) in courts both in New York and in Ecuador for almost two decades. He is now assisting on the $27 Billion lawsuit against the company for massive oil contamination in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. Thirty thousand people are suing over this legacy of toxic pollution that has damaged the ecosystem and so many human lives.” Dreamers & Doers, September 2009