CineCulture Film Series, Fresno, Calif.

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CineCulture Film Series in partnership with Women's International League for Peace & Freedom presents a World Water Day screening of OIL & WATER with post-screening discussion featuring Hugo Lucitante

March 20, 2015, 5:30pm, Peters Education Center Auditorium, Student Recreation Center, CSU Fresno

Oil & Water is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters, the prolonged contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Texaco and other oil companies. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe, the Cofán, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Can Hugo become the leader his tribe so desperately wants him to be? Will David clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries? This film is an intimate portrait of two young people finding their voices and trying to beat incredible odds. Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the people of the Amazon, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet. Eight years in the making Oil & Water is a shocking and inspiring David and Goliath story. 78 minutes.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to the Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community, at no charge to promote cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.

WHEN
March 20, 2015 at 5:30pm
WHERE
Peters Education Center Auditorium
Student Recreation Center
CSU Fresno
Fresno, CA 93710
United States
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