A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. Darwin’s Nightmare is a 2004 Austrian-French-Belgian documentary film written and directed by Hubert Sauper, dealing with the environmental and social effects of the fishing industry around Lake Victoria in Tanzania.
Director: Hubert Sauper; Writer: Hubert Sauper; Stars: Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara and Dimond Remtulia | See full cast and crew
Release date: September 11, 2004 (initial release)
Director: Hubert Sauper
DVD release date: June 26, 2007
Screenplay: Hubert Sauper
Awards: SILVERDOCS Sterling Grand Jury Award for a Feature, César Award for Best Debut
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