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Production Still Oil & Water #NoHoIFF
Oil & Water
Directed by Francine Strickwerda, Laurel Spellman Smith

“Oil & Water” is the story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as ‘fair trade.’ Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for the marginalized people of oil-rich nations everywhere.
 
Eight years in the making, “Oil & Water” is an independent documentary funded by ITVS and the MacArthur Foundation.
 

Produced & Directed by Laurel Spellman SmithFrancine Strickwerda.
Featuring: David Poritz, Hugo Lucitante
 
USA

77 mins

 

Saturday, October 11, 1:15 PM