Darwin’s Nightmare

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


“[A] harrowing, indispensable documentary.”—New York Times

Nile perch were introduced into Tanzania’s Lake Victoria solely for purpose of export to Europe and Russia, but the fish have destroyed the lake’s ecosystem, leaving local Tanzanians to survive on bones and rotting carcasses. Darwin’s Nightmare turns the perch into a telling example of globalism’s winner-take-all attitude. As its Austrian-born, Paris-based director says, “I could make the same kind of movie in Sierra Leone, only the fish would be diamonds, in Honduras, bananas, and in Libya, Nigeria or Angola, crude oil.”

@ the Wexner Center for the Arts

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $6 for WexMembers, students, and seniors, and may be purchased in advance right here.

Not Sustainable: Films on Environmental Loss

This series exploring timely issues impacting our climate and environment—from invasive species to the human cost of technological progress—complements Ohio State’s cross-campus Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS) initiative, which focuses this year on the theme of sustainability.


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