Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Crude" nominated for NAACP Image Award!

Great News! Joe Berlinger’s "Crude" has been nominated for NAACP Image Award in Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical /Television) category.

    Other nominees in this category are:

  • "Capitalism: A Love Story" (Overture Films)

  • "Crips and Bloods: Made in America" (Gravitas Ventures)

  • "Good Hair" (Roadside Attractions)

  • "More than a Game" (Lionsgate)

"Crude" is a remarkable documentary about a $27 billion environmental lawsuit between Texaco and 30,000 Ecuadorians who have spent three decades battling Texaco -now owned by Chevron for contaminating their land and water with toxic oil sludge. It tells a horrifying story of pollution, cancer, illness and death on one side and Chevron's refusal to accept responsibility for it on the other.

"Crude" is a must see for those who care about the environment and social justice!

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1902 and is the nation’s largest and most influential civil rights organization. It advocates social, political, educational equality of all people and stands against racial discrimination.

The annual NAACP Image Award is given to the individuals and groups who promote social justice in the arts and entertainment.

This year, over 1,200 entries were received. From those entries, a special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders from across the country selected five nominees in each of the 53 categories. Any artist, manager, publicist, production company, record label, studio, network or publishing house could submit an entry to the NAACP Image Awards. The final selections are voted on by NAACP members.

To become a member and cast your vote as well, visit the NAACP website:

The Award Ceremony will air live 8/7 c on FOX Friday February 26, 2010

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