• Still from Oil & Water

    Still from Oil & Water


The Film

Oil & Water is the story of two boys coming of age in the middle of one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Their mothers each gave them up to a cause that has become a movement of our time. Hugo fights for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David, an American, launches the world’s first company to fair-trade certify oil. These young men play a starring role in bringing about what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for the marginalized people of oil-rich nations everywhere. Shot over several years, Oil & Water is a shocking and inspiring David and Goliath story.