The Future is now

The Curse of Abundance

Ewa Ewart | Poland | 2018 | 70 min | Polish | English | Spanish with English Subtitles
Ewa Ewart | Poland | 2018 | 70 min | Polish | English | Spanish with English Subtitles

In 2007, Ecuador launched a daring initiative, promising to leave some of its Amazonian oil reserves in the ground in order to preserve one of the Earth’s most vital ecosystems, as well as two indigenous tribes, in exchange for financial compensation from the international community. Sadly, the revolutionary idea turned out to be ahead of its time and in late 2017, Ecuador started a new phase of drilling. The film poses two key questions: What are the environmental costs of oil extraction around the world? And what role should the international community play?

19.09. | 18:30 | Yorck Kino
The Curse of Abundance

GERMAN PREMIERE
followed by a discussion with:
Christoph Strässer (former Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance)
Lia Polotzek (Advisor BUND)
Josephine Koch (Advisor Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Member YASunidos)
Moderation: Katharina Schwirkus

20.09. | 18:00 | Hackesche Höfe Kino
The Curse of Abundance
Credits
Director:  Ewa Ewart
Producer:  Piotr Krupa
Producer:  Sylwia Krupa
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