Over the past month, the Occupy Wall Street protests have brought the reality of corporate dishonesty to the forefront of the American consciousness. (Editors' note: Occupy events are currently being held in many cities and towns across Canada.)
In what seems like perfect harmony with the current sentiments of the Occupiers, filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh has announced the 2012 release date of his unapologetic documentary, “Greedy Lying Bastards.”
The film follows Rosebraugh as he documents the impact of a fossil fuel industry that puts profits before people, wages a campaign of lies to thwart measures to combat climate change, uses its clout to minimize infringing regulations and sustain unnecessary federal subsidies that are crushing the economy.
By interweaving the stories of the victims of the Gulf oil spill and the global climate crisis, the film lays bare the industry’s deliberate pattern of irresponsibility. More than a year after the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion, documentary shows how Gulf Coast residents continue to suffer. Settlements promised by BP are proving largely insufficient and thousands of claims remain outstanding.
“This film is an investigation into an industry that is simply out of control,” Rosebraugh contends. “The fossil fuel industry has shown that it will stop at nothing to maximize profits for shareholders, whether it’s cutting corners on safety, employing highly paid lobbyists to impact the political process, giving huge amounts to climate change deniers to ensure that no legislation is passed that would impact the bottom line, or complicity in the murder of individuals who speak up against environmental degradation.”
To find out more information about the topics discussed in the film and how to get involved, visit www.GreedyLyingBastards.com