Le Cauchemar de Darwin [Darwin's Nightmare]

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Sauper, Hubert. Le Cauchemar de Darwin [Darwin’s Nightmare]. Vienna: coop99, Arsenal Filmverleih, 2004. 35 mm, 107 min.

Some time in the 1960s, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world. Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo: Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent. On the shores of the world’s biggest tropical lake, this booming multinational industry of fish and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance of local fishermen, World Bank agents, homeless children, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Tanzanian prostitutes, and Russian pilots. (Source: Official Film Website)

© 2004 coop99, Arsenal Filmverleih. Trailer used with permission.

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