Crude Justice| 17mins
Director: John Ringstad, GVI | Producer: John Ringstad, GVI
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: United States
â€œCrude Justiceâ€ explores the damage done by the BP oil spill to the lives and livelihoods of the people who depend on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the legal dilemmas they face. The 17-minute film looks at the difficulties confronting ordinary people seeking fair compensation in the face of corporate domination of the courts, statutes favoring big business, judges with ties to the oil industry, and the uncertainties that accompany an incident where long-term effects may not be known for years. â€œCrude Justiceâ€ tells the story of damaged lives, but also of the fighting spirit and resilience of people who understand that whatâ€™s threatened is not just justice for the victims of the spill, but the integrity of the judicial system itself.