A Canadian oil giant is under fire for the construction of an oil pipeline that is fuelling controversy and conflict in the Amazon. Faced with the contamination of their lands and coercion by military forces, Ecuadorian peasants tap into reserves of remarkable strength and courage as they resist. A documentary that follows the story of big oil from the toxic rivers of the Amazon tot company headquarters in Canada.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Nadja Drost is a first-time filmmaker and a social and environmental activist. She has dedicated the past several years to raising concern over Canadian involvement in oil development in Ecuador’s Amazon. She felt compelled to make a film in order to better expose the impact of oil exploitation on Ecuadorian people and eco-systems.
She now lives in Ottawa where she works on policy analysis and advocacy of human rights and social justice issues in Latin America.