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    Duquesne’s ‘Power and Privation’ Series: Crude

    Crude, a film about a real life, high stakes legal drama revealing the inside story of the infamous "Amazon Chernobyl" case, will be the sixth and final film in the Duquesne University Human Rights Film Series Power and Privation. 

     Dr. Kent Moors, Duquesne professor of political science and international energy expert, will speak before the screening.

    Crude follows the legal battle of the plaintiffs who claim that Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, spent three decades causing irreparable harm and destruction to the ecosystem and people of the region. Chevron fights the claim saying that case is a complete fabrication brought by "environmental con men" seeking to line their pockets with the company's money. The film presents this complex situation from the multiple viewpoints and brings an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

    Power and Privation shows how people who have courage, ingenuity and perseverance can obtain justice, despite powerful opposition. The film series is presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    When: Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m.

    Where: Room 105 of College Hall on the Duquesne campus

    Information: www.duq.edu/human-rights

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.