Underreported Update: Oil, Ecuador, and Investigative Journalism
Thursday, May 20, 2010
In his film Crude: The Real Price of Oil, documentarian Joe Berlinger chronicled the story behind a law suit filed by thousands of indigenous Ecuadorians against Chevron for oil pollution in the Amazon river. Earlier this month, a New York judge ordered him to turn over hundreds of hours of outtake footage from the film to Chevron.
We’ll talk to Mr. Berlinger about the ruling and what it could mean for journalists.