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darwin's nightmare

This film exams the ever-increasing strife between locals, suffering from the ravages of war in Africa, and those profiting from local fishing industries. The dusky blue waters of Lake Victoria stretch lazily across the Tanzanian plains, but beneath the placid surface, a massacre has taken place. In the 1960s, the Nile perch, an enormous variant of the American variety, was experimentally introduced into the lake and has wiped out practically all other life. Disastrous for local communities, the situation is a bonanza for the multinational factories that process and ship tons of perch abroad. Thus does globalization feed its lucrative foreign markets while the locals starve to death.

Full Credits
  • Director:
    Hubert Sauper,
  • Producer:
    Antonin Svoboda, Barbara Albert, Hubert, Hubert Sauper, Hubert Toint, Édouard Mauriat, Martin Gschlacht,
  • Writer:
    Hubert Sauper,
  • Editor:
    Denise Vindevogel,
  • Cinematographer:
    Hubert Sauper,
  • Cast:
    Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Sergey Samarets,
  • Camera Operator:
    Alexander Rieder, Hubert Sauper,
  • Associate Producer:
    Marc Irmer,
  • Sound Designer:
    Veronika Hlawatsch,
  • Production Manager:
    Farès Ladjimi,
  • Additional Writing:
    Sandor Rieder, Nick Flynn,
  • Assistant Sound Editor:
    A. Tobias Tenney,
  • Sound Engineer:
    Cosmas Antoniadis,

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Darwin's Nightmare