Two years after it’s completion, Darwin’s Nightmare has finally hit screens in Tanzania. The film depicts the downward spiral that began with the introduction on a non-native fish species into Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, linking that event to ecosystem devastation, poverty, the spread of AIDS, and weapon trafficking. The Tanzanian government is depicted as complicit in the film, and it comes as no surprise that they are angered and seeking reparations from director Hubert Sauper. it seems they are also using intimidation and blackmail tactics against some of the Tanzanian citizens that participated in the production. Sauper is fighting back, and several rights agencies have joined the fray.
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