Darwin's Nightmare

30/08/2010
  |  Book Tickets: 24/02/2012
  |  Buy to Own: 30/08/2010
  |  Watch Now: 27/07/2010
  |  111 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Darwin's Nightmare Film Poster

Synopsis

Documentary examining the devastating effects of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out all the native species since its introduction in the late 1950s and turned the lake into an ecological wasteland, is exported for sale in European supermarkets while poverty-stricken Tanzanian families have no choice but to make do with the leftovers. Meanwhile the local economy has collapsed, resulting in famine, homelessness, an HIV epidemic and a huge increase in prostitution and drug addiction.

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