Source

Source
Zdroj

Czech Republic, 2005, 75 min
Documentary

Source
Zdroj

Czech Republic, 2005, 75 min
Documentary

Baku in Azerbaijan, the site of the world’s first oil well, is once again becoming a focus for foreign investors eager to exploit the country’s vast oil riches. Sourcetraces the pipeline from our commuter highways back to this surreal and sinister landscape on which our way of life depends, where cows graze on polluted land and children play in toxic gunge. With three quarters of the population living under the poverty line, the country’s post-Soviet government is promising oil will turn Azerbaijan into a ‘real country’, a prosperous and flourishing ‘New Kuwait’. But between big oil companies like British Petroleum and the corrupt government lining their pockets, what does this mean for the ordinary people of Azerbaijan? Is this “liquid gold” more of a curse than a blessing for this troubled country?

Writer / Martin Mareček, Martin Skalský    DoP / Jiří Málek    Editor / Martin Mareček    Sound / Martin Mareček

Czech Film Center

Národní 28, 110 00 Praha 1
Česká republika

Email: info@filmcenter.cz

Contact us