Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

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The new movie "Oil & Water" sounds like dramatic Hollywood fiction: two young boys determined to save a small country in Latin America.

One is from that country; he’s Ecuadorian but is educated in the United States.

The other is from Massachusetts and is driven to action by a homework assignment in middle school.

Both boys want to help Ecuadorian communities sickened by decades of oil drilling and oil spills. But, the film is actually a documentary.

Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer tells the story of David Poritz of Amherst, Massachusetts, and Hugo Lucitante of Ecuador and their crusade to help Ecuador’s rain forests and indigenous tribes deal with oil exploration.

This segment aired on September 12, 2014.


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