Zdroj

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by Martin Marecek Documentary Repubblica Ceca 2005 75'

Baku, Azerbaijan, one of the world's largest natural oil reserves, has become the target of foreign investors intent on exploiting the area's underground riches. Zdroj begins a journey on Western highways that ends in the surreal, sinister landscape of an area on which Western high standards of living depend: places where cows graze on contaminated pastures and children play among heaps of toxic waste. With three fourths of its population living under the poverty line, the post-communist government has promised its people that Azerbaijan, thanks to oil, will become a second Kuwait. But while major oil companies like British Petroleum and a corrupt government make business deals, what is the common citizen's situation like? Is black gold a blessing for a country struggling with social and economic problems?<%YOUTUBE=GL10yh8YDZs%>

Director:

Martin Marecek

Country:

Repubblica Ceca

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