By Andy Lauer | Indiewire July 17, 2009 at 5:49AM
"Crude," the latest documentary by Joe Berlinger ("Brother's Keeper," "Paradise Lost," "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster") has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary by the Imagen Foundation. The 24th Annual Imagen Awards, which honor positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, will be presented at a ceremony on August 21st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.
"Crude" is an inside look at the infamous $27 billion lawsuit against Chevron in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival and recently won the One World Media Award in the UK as well as Grand Jury Prizes at the Yale Environmental and Boston Independent Film Festivals.
"Crude" is being released theatrically this fall by First Run Features and opens in New York on September 9.