Dir. Hubert Sauper, 2004 France, Austria Belgium, 107 min English, DVD
In the 1950s or 1960s, the voracious Nile perch was introduced into Lake Victoria/ Tanzania, eliminating the other species of fish and turning the lake into an ecological wasteland. Ex-Soviet cargo planes come in daily taking away the daily catch, and bringing in Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars on the African continent.
This booming industry has created an ungodly alliance of local fishermen, World Bank agents, homeless children, African ministers, Tanzanian prostitutes and Russian pilots.
"It was easy to find striking images, because I was filming a striking reality. But it was also easy to get into trouble." (Hubert Sauper)
"Darwin’s Nightmare" is the winner of prestigious international film awards and was nominated for the 2006 Oscar®.
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en1763984.htm
Added by kiracle on October 24, 2006