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2011-05-24 14:38:00

In Open Letter, Ecuadorians Ask Americans To Demand That Chevron Clean Contamination Dumped in Rainforest NEW YORK, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The indigenous and farmer communities of Ecuador have released an open letter to the American people calling on them to help in the historic battle to force Chevron to clean up the toxic mess the oil giant left their country's Amazon rainforest, considered by many to be the worst oil-related disaster on earth. "We write this letter to...

2011-04-19 11:59:00

Reporter Finds Oil Sludge In "Remediated" Pit That's Part of Chevron's Fraud, Plaintiffs Say WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Miami Herald has caught Chevron in a blatant lie about its sham "remediation" in Ecuador that the company uses to defend against an $18 billion judgment in a case brought by indigenous groups. In a story published in today's newspaper, journalist Jim Wyss said he witnessed "thick oil slicks" only a few feet into the ground of a...

2011-02-07 10:06:00

In Final Argument, Oil Giant's Tally for Clean-up is "Zero" Despite Dumping Billions of Gallons of Waste Into Amazon LAGO AGRIO, Ecuador, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chevron has found that dumping of billions of gallons of toxic waste into Ecuador's Amazon didn't harm a single person or the environment, according to the company's final argument submitted to the Ecuador court hearing the historic environmental case. Chevron denies in the 292-page document that there are damages...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

BERLIN, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cinema for Peace Foundation (CFPF), along with a list of prominent participants, supports filmmaker Joe Berlinger's attempt to overturn a court order requiring him to turn over to Chevron more than 600 hours of raw film footage from his award-winning film CRUDE. The subpoena is an attack on documentary filmmaking and investigative journalism, First Amendment rights, and threatens the ability of journalists and filmmakers to guarantee confidentiality of...

2010-05-06 20:33:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal district court judge today ordered Joe Berlinger, an award-winning documentary filmmaker (BROTHER'S KEEPER, PARADISE LOST, METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER), to turn over more than 600 hours of raw film footage to Chevron Corporation. Chevron had asked the court on April 9th to order production of outtakes from Berlinger's documentary film Crude. That film reports on an environmental catastrophe in the Amazon rainforest, and the fierce...

2010-04-26 14:51:00

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Filmmaker Joe Berlinger and his production company, Third Eye Motion Picture Company, filed legal papers opposing Chevron's request for raw footage created during the filming of Berlinger's documentary film Crude. The film reports on an environmental catastrophe in the Amazon rainforest and the decades of fierce litigation that have ensued between the indigenous populations affected by the damage and the US corporation allegedly responsible for the harm....

2009-09-25 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- CRUDE, the controversial documentary chronicling the $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, opens in San Francisco, Chevron's backyard, this Friday. In advance of the premiere, today prominent human rights activist featured in CRUDE, Trudie Styler, extended a personal invitation to 6,000 Bay Area Chevron employees to see the film for free. To inspire dialogue with Chevron employees, today Ms. Trudie Styler sent a personal invitation to...

2009-09-19 11:06:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 17, Amazon Watch hosted the Hollywood premiere of CRUDE, an inspiring film about Chevron's $27 billion lawsuit in Ecuador by award-winning filmmaker, Joe Berlinger. Over 350 supporters attended the sold-out benefit. Many attendees vowed to support efforts to compel Chevron to clean up its oil pollution in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The film is showing at the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles thru September 24 and opening soon in more than 40...

2009-09-13 14:51:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The new documentary from acclaimed director Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) which chronicles the epic "Amazon Chernobyl" legal battle in Ecuador pitting 30,000 rainforest residents against Chevron, had an impressive opening weekend at the box office. Bowing to sold-out crowds, the film is anticipated to have the highest per-screen weekend average in the country. Playing on a single screen at New York...

2009-09-11 14:49:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In the September 9 Reuters news story "Is Chevron Scared of 'Crude' The Movie?" (http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/09/09/business/business-uk-chevron-ecuador-crude.html?_r=1), Chevron spokesperson Kent Robertson criticizes the award-winning new film Crude on the day of its theatrical premiere, calling it "long on emotion and short on facts." Crude director Joe Berlinger responds to the allegations: "I find Kent Robertson's comments about Crude to be...


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