Sometime in the 1960s, a voracious predatory fish was released in Africa as a scientific experiment: the Victoria perch. While the tasty edible fish goes around the world at top prices, the local population sinks into misery. But that is not all. The airplanes that supply us with fine fish fillets transport weapons to the trouble spots of Africa on their way back. A profitable cycle of hunger and violence. The misery of the many as a prerequisite for the prosperity of the few - a lesson about ecology and economy.
The multi-award-winning film by Austrian director Hubert Sauper won the European Film Award in 2004 and was nominated for an Oscar in 2006.
"I could tell Darwin's Nightmare in Sierra Leone, only the fish would be a diamond, in Honduras a banana, and in Angola, Nigeria or Iraq black oil." HUBERT SAUPER
European Film Award 2004 - Winner Best Documentary