Oil & Water

Presented by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

Oil & WaterВ is the coming of age story of two boys as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters, the prolonged contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Texaco and other oil companies. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his tribe, the CofГЎn, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Can Hugo become the leader his tribe so desperately wants him to be? Will David clean up one of the world’s dirtiest industries? В Directed by Francine Strickwerda and Laurel Spellman Smith.

Discussion with Andrew Miller, Advocacy Director, Amazon Watch, follows screening.

Thursday, March 19, 8:00 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW (Metro: Columbia Heights)

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