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Oil & Water

One was born there. One was drawn there. The Amazon needs them both.
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Overview

Genre
Environment, Social Issues, Human Rights, and Culture
Synopsis

Oil & Water is the story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters: the contamination of Ecuador’s Amazon region by reckless oil drilling. Hugo fights for the survival of his Amazonian tribe, while David attempts to revolutionize the oil industry. Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future for people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
78 and 55 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Stir It Up Produtions
Country
United States
Years of Production
8
Locations
United States and Ecuador
Prod. Partners
ITVS, MacArthur Foundation, Chicken & Egg, 4 Culture, Pacific Pioneer Fund, IFP, Good Pitch

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Seattle, Hollywood, Enviornmental FF DC, Rhode Island, Rio, Southern Circuit, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Bahamas, San Luis Obisbo, Wild & Scenic, Princeton, MIA, Social Justice, Global Peace, Planet In Focus, Global Issues, WaterDocs, Docu Latino, Haida Gwaii,
Awards
Audience and Green Planet Award at RIIFF, Jury and Audience at Northampton IFF, Top 10 Eco Docs from EcoWatch Mag
Distribution
PBS World Channel, Bullfrog Films
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS
Broadcast (Acq.)
World Channel
Language
English, Spanish, Cofan

Photos

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1 - jpg hugo lucitante (left) and david poritz see signs of oil development in ecuador_thumb
Oil & water - sadie washing clothes in river_thumb

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