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Darwins Nightmare

Darwins Nightmare

This powerful and sweeping documentary touches on issues of globalization, colonialism, economics, ecological studies, and political upheaval in Africa. About fifty years ago Europeans introduced the Nile Perch into the waters of Lake Victoria, the worlds largest tropical lake. This predatory fish decimated over 200 separate species that populated the lake, leaving it a barren ecological disaster. Ironically, this invasive species is enormously profitable, as fillets shipped to the West support Tanzanias economy. The destructive Perch is a cruel metaphor for the impact of global capitalism on local industry lakeside communities are ravaged by famine and disease, while cargo planes that export the fish also supply Africans with arms that fuel civil wars. Hubert Saupers chilling film... Show More


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