Showing the everyday impacts of climate causes on identifiable individuals, especially children, is likely to resonate and produce strong negative emotional responses in viewers.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Families play under the omnipresent oil pipes in a river near Shushufindi, the town where Pablo Fajardo grew up, in Ecuador on November 13, 2007. Pablo Fajardo is the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Texaco, which is now owned by Chevron. For twenty years Texaco was responsible for recklessly disposing of crude oil and toxic waste which leaked into the water supply of the people living in these areas. There is now a higher rate of cancer, birth defects, and skin diseases. The 6 billion dollar case has been dragged out for 14 years. Pablo, who grew up in poverty and witnessed first hand the devastation brought to the people and environment because of the reckless behavior of Texaco, works on the case day and night. He just recently won the CNN Hero award in the category of fighting for justice, which has put the spotlight on the case that Chevron is doing it's best to keep low profile. The six billion dollars that the people of the Ecuadorian jungle are asking of Texaco/Chevron would be used to clean up the the pools of crude oil which are still seeping into the environment.