Greedy Lying Bastards

Greedy Lying Bastards
(100 min) Nigeria/Peru/Tuvalu/Uganda/USA
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Friday, 10/19, 8:45pm (Session IV)

Director: Craig Rosebraugh
Producer: Craig Rosebraugh, Patrick Gambuti Jr., Marianna Yarovskaya, Sanora Bartels, Catalina Rodriquez, Brittany Graham, Prudence Arndt, Jeremy Chilvers


What happens when one industry has too much power? Politicians become pawns. Laws are created and prevented. Regulations are bypassed. Information is controlled. Dissent is stifled. Our climate changes. And people die. Greedy Lying Bastards presents a searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry. From the Gulf Coast to the tiny nation of Tuvalu, from Nigeria and Uganda to Peru and Alaska, filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that has continually put profits before people, waged a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures on climate change, used its clout to minimize infringing regulations, and undermined the political process in the US and abroad.


Craig Rosebraugh has been involved in political and environmental causes since the early 1990s, when he opposed the first Gulf War. In Portland, Oregon, he was a volunteer organizer for People for Animal Rights, an animal welfare group, and then went on to co-found and serve as director of Liberation Collective. In 1999, Rosebraugh helped to establish the Coalition to End Primate Experimentation. An avid environmentalist, he co-formed the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office in 2000, but stepped down as the group’s press officer the following year. In 2003, he helped set up Arissa Media Group, a publishing company focusing on works pertaining to social and political justice. Rosebraugh is also the co-founder and a board member of Responsible Education and Media, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization combining art and entertainment to present a factual analysis of social and political justice issues. Rosebraugh has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, PBS Frontline, ABC/CBS/NBC Evening News, and in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Maxim, USA Today, Newsweek, Inc., National Geographic, Time, Outside Magazine, and Details. He is the author of three books and has appeared before the US Congress to testify about his work and affiliations.

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