“Last Call at the Oasis” with Erin Brockovich
Do you remember Erin Brockovich?
Julia Robert starred in the film that made Brockovich famous for being the modern-day David taking on Goliath.
Brockovich was a divorced single parent when she found – and proved – that Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE) were discharging toxins into the water of the small town of Hinkley. People were ill, but nothing was being done.
Brockovich took them on, and it was thanks to her bravery and tenacity that in 1996 the utility giant was forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history.
Since then, Brockovich has become a champion for personal empowerment, and for encouraging people to make a difference.
“We think it’s odd that we have 15 kids on our street with leukemia” [one of the 50,000 emails Brockovich receives every month from people reporting health issues in their communities]
In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, she explained that her latest film, “Last Call at the Oasis” focuses on the growing global water crisis, but with an emphasis also on the USA – the problems with Lake Mead near Las Vegas, for example, as well as the contamination of water at the Marine Corps’ Camp Lejeune.
“Corporations in communities need to be better neighbours. Communities … want jobs. But they don’t want to be poisoned”. [Erin Brockovich]
“Last Call at the Oasis” opened at select theatres on May 4th.
Here’s the trailer for it.
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Photo Credit: Damon Dahlen AOL