CRUDE Update

     |    Sunday, der 23. May 2010

Joe Berlinger, director of the acclaimed doc CRUDE which critically examines Chevron’s business dealings and possible pollution in Ecuador, is being sued by Chevron. They are suing to get him to turn over unreleased film footage.  This however is tantamount to forcing him to reveal his sources. Thus violating a core journalistic practice that guarantees free press But the tide may be turning in favor of the filmmakers: On Friday, May 21, a Manhattan appeals judge ruled that the Chevron supboeana of the material will first be reviewed on June 8, giving the CRUDE legal reps time to prepare their case.