Feeling more like science fiction or horror than documentary, Darwin’s Nightmare marks a monumental achievement in sociopolitical filmmaking. The social and economic effects of market globalization are illustrated by the introduction of the Nile perch into Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. As these nonnative fish devour local species, multinational food concerns upset the existing economy by introducing factories, weapons, and trade policies, leaving a decimated area where only the strong survive. This moving film is a call for action that won Best Documentary honors at the European Film Awards and Silverdocs. “An extraordinary work of visual journalism, a richly illustrated report on a distant catastrophe that is also one of the central stories of our time. . . . Indispensable” (New York Times). 2004, Austria/Belgium, color, 35mm, in English, Russian, and Swahili with English subtitles, 107 minutes.