Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2006
Directed by Hubert Sauper
Rated Not Rated, 107 min. - subtitled
Underwritten by Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church
One of the most revealing, unusual and important documentaries of the year, this is the story of how Lake Victoria, thought by many to be the cradle of the human species, descended into an ecological disaster. As a minor scientific experiment, Nile Perch was introduced to Lake Victoria, the largest tropical lake on earth. The voracious predator wiped out every other local fish in the lake but produces massive amounts of white fillets exported all over the world. This is a shocking story about greed, opportunism and First World indifference to the people of Tanzania. This film will change the way you think about Africa and issues of environmental justice.
An extraordinary work of visual journalism. - The New York Times
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