Oil & Water

Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Both want to protect the Amazon from the devastation of oil. 

Directors

Francine Strickwerda, Laurel Spellman Smith

Country

USA

Year

2014

Running Time

90 mins 

Watch the Film

http://www.oilandwaterdocumentary.com

Take Action

http://www.oilandwaterdocumentary.com/engage

SFGFF Film Program:

SF Green Film Festival Screening: May 29, 2015.

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Two boys, born at opposite ends of the oil pipeline, battle to protect the Amazon from the most toxic oil disasters. Shot over six years, we see Hugo come to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the first company to certify oil as "fair trade". This is an intimate portrait of Hugo and David leaving their home countries, finding their voices and trying to beat incredible odds, with implications for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

DISCUSSION WITH: 
- Francine Strickwerda, director
- Tracy Dethlefs, editor