About

Darwin's Nightmare is a 2004 Austrian-French-Belgian documentary film written and directed by Hubert Sauper, dealing with the environmental and social effects of the fishing industry around Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Some time in the 1960s, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished al...

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Runtime

107 minutes

Country

France, Austria, Belgium, Tanzania

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

aids africa fishing fish poverty arms smuggling tanzania invasive species environmental change  fishing village lake victoria homeless child environmental issues

Lists

#275 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Documentary, Features