Darwin's Nightmare

Hubert Sauper

Belgium, France, Austria, Germany 2004, 107 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: English, Russian, Swahili

Subtitles: Dutch

Alarming, Oscar nominated film on how the international fish and weapon trade near Lake Victoria consumes the poor population. A couple of decades ago, the Nile perch was planted in the lake in order to conduct a scientific experiment. It turned out that this rapacious fish was such a sturdy survivor that in no time almost all other fish species living in the gigantic lake became extinct.

The demand for Nile perch filet on the global market increased, so a large-scale fish industry developed in the region. The soberly registered images of the fishing town Mwanza in Tanzania reveal a degrading situation. While hundreds of tons of Nile perch fillet are flown to Europe and Japan every day, the starving local population is forced to bake up a frugal meal from fish-offal. Meanwhile, loads of armaments are flown into the continent on the flight in; the bloody African wars appear to be very lucrative to many. Award-winning film on how the international fish and weapon trade near Lake Victoria consumes the poor population.

Darwin's Nighmare is the Chosen by pick by director Roger Ross Williams.

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Official website: http://www.darwinsnightmare.com

Productions:

Mille et une Films

contact@mille-et-une-films.fr

00 33 2 23 44 03 59

http://www.mille-et-une-films.fr/

World sales:

Tamasa Distribution

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www.tamasa-international.com

Talkshows & debates

Darwin’s nightmare, chosen by Roger Ross Williams: screening + Q&A with director Roger Ross Williams

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 21:00

Director Roger Ross Williams selects selects the film "Darwin's Nightmare" as part of the movies that matter “chosen by” program, which depicts an ecological nightmare that takes place at the shores of the Tanzanian Lake Victoria as a