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San Francisco Premiere of "Justice Now!"
Date Thursday April 17
Time 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Roxie Theater,
3117 16th St.,
San Francisco.

Event Type Screening
Organizer/Author
THE DAVID & GOLIATH OF OIL: ‘JUSTICIA NOW!’ TELLS THE STORY OF A COURAGEOUS PEOPLE CALLED LOS AFECTADOS (THE AFFECTED ONES) WHO ARE TAKING ON CHEVRONTEXACO IN THE LARGEST ENVIRONMENTAL CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN HISTORY.

Featuring appearances by PABLO FAJARDO, DARYL HANNAH, STUART TOWNSEND

IN PERSON: FILMMAKERS & KEY FILM CHARACTERS.

‘Justicia Now!’ is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest - and a courageous group of people called Los Afectados (The Affected Ones) who are seeking justice for the ensuing cancer, sickness and death in the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.

“I was there. I witnessed the Big Oil crimes these multinational oil companies are committing on human life and the environment! Seeing is believing and in this day of media and technology, it is our responsibility to shed light on these issues through our work. ‘Justicia Now’ is doing just that!” said Q’Orianka Kilcher, actress and Amazon Watch Youth Ambassador.

From 1964 to 1992, in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, ChevronTexaco has intentionally dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste (over 3 times the amount of oil spilled in the Exxon Valdez disaster) in an area the size of Rhode Island that was home to six indigenous tribes, one of which is now extinct. For those who remain, water supplies are completely contaminated and serious health issues such as cancer, leukemia, birth defects and skin disease run rampant, affecting every family.

‘Justicia Now!’ takes the viewer to the heart of the battle in Ecuador to meet the people waging this epic lawsuit - one of the largest environmental lawsuits in history - brewing between Los Afectados (The Affected Ones, a group of 30,000 settlers and indigenous people) and ChevronTexaco's army of international lawyers whose attitude towards this has been a combination of strong-armed intimidation and complete denial. ‘Justicia Now!’ follows Pablo Fajardo (2008 CNN Hero Award Winner), a humble unassuming man born the same year Texaco came to Ecuador, who put himself through law school and now leads his community to hold ChevronTexaco accountable despite facing death threats, his brother being murdered (mistaken for Pablo) and his office containing over 80,000 court documents being burglarized. Is this big business or organized crime? It's time for action, it's time for Justicia Now!

Mofilms is an Bay Area independent media organization dedicated to making solution oriented documentaries about social and environmental issues. We make current, hard hitting, and informative films that are distributed immediately for FREE, in order to inform the global public about topics largely ignored by conventional mass media. We use cutting edge technology to make our films available to be downloaded for free from the web so any of the 1 billion and growing members of the global public who have internet access can view our films.

Mofilms’ free flowing distribution method delivers the content on demand, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, The result is rapid global dissemination of high quality, conscious content, giving people the opportunity to act on a current situation and not view it later from a historical perspective when it is too late to act.

To date our distribution successes include having over 100,000 individual downloads of our films from over 130 countries. More info at http://www.JusticiaNow.org or http://www.mofilms.org

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2008 2:28 PM

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