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Film: Darwin's Nightmare

Image Thursday, January, 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Sociology Department Library, 2nd floor, Room A266, Lucy Stone Hall, LC

The Nile Perch (Hubert Sauper, Director; 2004; 107 minutes) was introduced into Lake Victoria as a scientific experiment in the 1960's and extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. Huge ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for ammunitions for the uncounted wars on the continent. This booming multinational industry of fish and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance: an army of local fishermen, World Bank agents, homeless and orphaned children, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Tanzanian prostitutes and Russian pilots. Is this the beginning of the end of the human race?

Food will be served at 6:00pm before the movie. Faculty are asked to pay $5.00, Graduate Students and Staff are asked to pay $1-2 to contribute toward the food. Please bring you own drinks.

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