Jan 07 2013

Actor Andy Garcia and Writer/Director Damien Lee Discuss ‘A Dark Truth’

A new feature film with an all-star cast, attempts to bring to life Latin American Water Wars. A Dark Truth, written and directed by Damien Lee, and starring Andy Garcia, Forest Whitaker, and Eva Longoria, fictionalizes the battle between corporate greed and human rights in Ecuador.

Garcia, playing the role of a former CIA agent named Jack Begosian, travels to Ecuador looking for redemption for his past misdeeds, and to investigate an allegation that a Canadian water company named Clearbec had caused a Typhus epidemic in a local village and fomented a massacre. He finds himself in touch with an environmental activist named Francisco Francis played by Forest Whitaker, whose connections with the real-life peasant farmer organization Via Campesina are revealed. Also playing a leading role is Francis’ wife, Mia, an environmental activist, played by Eva Longoria.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Damien Lee and Andy Garcia about the film which opens exclusively on Friday January 11, 2013 at the Laemmle Monica Four-Plex, 1332 2nd Street Santa Monica.

Watch a video of the interview here:

This video was recorded by Bipasha Shom.

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