DOCUMENTARY

Darwin's Nightmare

Hubert Sauper
The Nile perch, once artificially introduced into Lake Victoria, provoced an ecological desaster, but its tender fillets are successfully exported all around the world. Ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch, in exchange for their southbound cargo: ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark centre of the continent. This booming multinational industry of food and weapons has created ungodly multicultural alliances on the shores of the world's biggest tropical lake: an army of young fishermen, Indian fish factory investors, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Russian pilots, Tanzanian prostitutes.
Technical Data
Running time: 107
Format: 35mm
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Sound: Dolby SRD
Language spoken: English, Swahili, Russian
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Production year: 2004
Credits
Director(s): Hubert Sauper
Writer(s): Hubert Sauper
Cinematographer(s): Hubert Sauper
Producer: Hubert SauperArtistic collaboration: Sandor Rieder
Producers: Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht, Hubert Toint, Edouard Mauriat
Premiere:
2005
Venice
Awards (selection):

Grand Prix du Jury (Angers), Community Cinema Award (Yamagata), FIPRESCI Prize (Sydney Film Festival), Sterling Award for Best Film (Washington/Silverdocs AFI

Production company
coop99 filmproduktion
Wasagasse 12/1/1
1090 Vienna
tel:+43 1 319 58 25
With
Mille et une poductions (F), Saga Film (B)