• Director: Hubert Sauper
  • Release Year: 2004
  • Production Country: Austria, Belgium, France, Canada, Finland, Sweden
  • Language: English, Russian, Swahili

Darwin's Nightmare


Beautiful Lake Victoria is at the center of a brutal cycle of survival of the fittest. Illegal guns are flown in and fish, the imported Nile Perch, is flown out. The perch is an expensive delicacy, but its importation has devastated the local ecosystem, leaving families in the are struggling to survive, causing the destruction of communities and governments, which feeds the unrest of the people, which feeds the need for guns...


Globalization, Ecosystems, Mercenaries, Communities, Revolutions and rebellions, Exploitation, Capitalism, Poverty, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous poverty, Social classes, Science, Economic history