I’m studying for my Political Science class and need an explanation.
Prepare: Before tackling this discussion question, order chicken wings and some cold beverages, and watch our weekly movie, Crude. As usual, make sure you have the discussion questions handy as you watch the film so that you can take notes and respond effectively to these questions.
Reflect: The movie tells the story of one of the most significant and most controversial legal cases on the planet: the $27 billion “Amazon Chernobyl” lawsuit pitting 30,000 rainforest dwellers in Ecuador against the U.S. oil corporation Chevron.
Write: In your initial post of at least 200 words, address the following:
- Discuss the causes of conflict and cooperation at the local, national, and global levels surrounding the issues discussed in the film.
- Discuss the effects of conflict and cooperation at the local, national, transnational, and global levels surrounding the issues discussed in the film.
- Describe the political behavior, human rights violations, and environmental justice issues revealed in the film.