THE BLOOD OF KOUAN KOUAN

THE BLOOD OF KOUAN KOUAN

 

Yorgos Avgeropoulos, 60 min. (Prod: Small Planet, GR)

 

When greed destroys the virgin forests

In the virgin tropical forests of the Amazon, the region with the richest biodiversity in the world, an unspeakable crime has been and is still being committed against humankind. Texaco is accused of dumping 18.5 billion gallons of toxic oil waste into the Ecuadorian Amazonia. Ancient native populations are considered invisible and expendable, victims of the oil companies's easy profiteering. They are disappearing on a massive scale, as pollution kills the animals they hunt and causes illnesses until recently unknown to them, such as cancer, while a fourteen year old law suit against the oil giant is still unfolding …

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