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Crude Lives

A Short film by Carole Cheysson

Produced by Les Poissons Volants

Production year : 2004


    Stories, histories, and encounters about black gold. To show how people who are near oil live,  work, and benefit or suffer from this natural blessing of the earth. Oil has its place in the financial pages of our newspapers, more rarely do we hear from the people who live in the shadow of the great energy machine. Oil fascinates as much as it repels. This is probably because behind it lie many of the themes that agitate our society: the war in Iraq, poverty, wealth, ecology, and pollution. The film tackles these subjects by putting the people who live near oil in the foreground.

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producer :

    Les Poissons Volants


    An adaptation of the travel stories by Serge Enderlin and Serge Michel.

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Sophie Goupil

    Screenwriter :

    Carole Cheysson

    Director of Photography :

    Paolo Woods

    Technical details

    Short film

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    Research - Experimental

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    16 min

    Production formats :

    Beta SP

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    Color and Black & White

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