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Joe Berlinger, 2009, 2009

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Tue, Dec 8, 2009 7 PM

"A fascinating and important story…does an extraordinary job of merging journalism and art" - Christiane Amanpour, CNN

From the director of His Brother’s Keeper and Paradise Lost, Crude is an impassioned David vs. Goliath story about an indigenous group in Ecuador's Amazon region who found their society threatened with devastation by Chevron's oil drilling operations. The Ecuadorians are the film's focus, as they take on multinational corporate interests in defense of their own human rights. They bring their cause to the attention of the global media, pointing to corporate malfeasance on the highest levels while at the same time arguing for self-determination in ecological and environmental terms. (105 mins., video)


Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.