Oil & Water

  • How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition


Roxie Theater Fri, May 29, 2015 6:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Francine Strickwerda
Laurel Spellman Smith
Year of Production:2014
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Running Time:78 min


Two boys, born at opposite ends of the oil pipeline, battle to protect the Amazon from the most toxic oil disasters. Shot over six years, we see Hugo come to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the first company to certify oil as "fair trade". This is an intimate portrait of Hugo and David leaving their home countries, finding their voices and trying to beat incredible odds, with implications for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.

- Francine Strickwerda, director
- Tracy Dethlefs, editor
- Mark Decena, director, How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition (short).


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Program Sponsors:
Kevin Krueger & Mark Hunter               

Included Shorts

How We Live: A Journey Towards a Just Transition (7min) More

Additional Information

Laurel Spellman Smith is a two-time regional Emmy Award-winning producer of national and local programs for PBS including The Newshour with Jim Lehrer and the Faith & Fear: The Children of Krishna. Francine Strickwerda is a principal in Seattle-based production company, Hullabaloo, and an award-winning director, writer and producer of documentary films and web sites. Together they co-directed the feature film Oil & Water.