Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • Le CAUCHEMAR DE DARWIN Original
  • DARWINS ALPTRAUM Alternative
  • DARWININ PAINAJAINEN Alternative

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Synopsis

Documentary. Looks at the ecological and social impact of the introduction of the predatory Nile Perch into Lake Victoria. The Perch ahs decimated 200 other species of fish and wreaked havoc on an ecosystem that developed over thousands of years. Meanwhile locals depend on the fishing industry, catching and exporting the expensive perch to Europe and Japan whilst they suffer from famine, unable to afford to buy the fish that they catch. Analyses the global economic and political interests at play in the region.

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