Darwin’s Nightmare (2004)
Or: What does the consumption of African fish in Europe has to do with the weapons industry?
While food is shipped out of Africa to be sold in European (and other World) markets, local populations in several regions of the African continent are starving to death and millions are invested constantly by the UN in humanitarian aids. Tanzania does not escape from this reality. “Darwin’s Nightmare” shows the living conditions of the population at Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. The introduction of a predatory fish in Lake Victoria by mistake – which has wiped out the native species – has given rise to a new fishing industry, delivering tonnes and tonnes of fish fillets to Europe, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. While food is flown out of Africa into Europe by gigantic cargo planes, weapons are transported from Europe to Africa by the exactly the same airplanes.
The following online version has Spanish subtitles. Download the documentary with English or French subtitles using the links below.
Watch online here:
“Darwin’s Nightmare” part 1/2
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Download: rapidshare 1, rapidshare 3, rapidshare 2 (DVD, 4.5GB German & English, PWD: lawbraker), torrent 1 (English and Russian spoken, French subtitles)[700MB], torrent 2 (subtitles included) [1.37Gb] (additional English subtitles here)
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