You're an Ecuadoran Indian. You live in the rainforest. The Amazon provides the water that you drink, that you use to live. And then a big oil company rumbles in, drills into the earth, and starts pumping. Waste and pollutants seep into the ground. Oil gets into the water table, is diverted into dumping beds, or is piped to the river - for decades.
Nothing - not your village, your family, your health - will be the same again.
In the powerful and powerfully upsetting documentary Crude, filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Mind of Monster), tracks the devastating effects - high incidence of cancer, high infant-mortality rates, sick animals - that, say the 30,000 Ecuadoran plaintiffs in a class-action suit, have befallen them because of the environmental negligence of Chevron, the world's fifth-largest corporation.