Marie Michael Library


Darwin's Nightmare


106 min.

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More than forty years ago, a species of fish was introduced into the waters of Tanzania's Lake Victoria resulting in the extinction of the native fish stock. Its ecological impact aside, the Nile Perch is in high demand in European restaurants. The film examines the export of fish to Europe on the same cargo planes responsible for the import of weapons and arms. It looks at the lives of the Tanzanian people who must survive on the carcasses of discarded fish left behind. The film looks at the negative effects resulting such as epidemics, civil wars, homelessness and drug addictions.

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