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Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One Earth Productions announced today that the feature documentary GREEDY LYING BASTARDS will open nationally on
March 8, 2013 in the top twenty markets including
Produced and directed by
Craig Rosebraugh, with
Daryl Hannah serving as executive producer, GREEDY LYING BASTARDS investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem that is placing the world on the brink of disaster. Two-time Emmy-Award winner
Patrick Gambuti, Jr. co-wrote and edited the film and
Michael Brook composed the original score.
Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that has continually put profits before people, waged a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures to combat climate change, and used its clout to minimize laws and regulations – ultimately undermining the political process in the U.S. and abroad. The film takes aim at two companies, Koch Industries and ExxonMobil, charging them with being the main financial drivers of the climate change denial campaign worldwide.
"Concerned about the future of the planet and our ability to exist on it, I wanted to undertake a project that would uncover the hidden agenda of the oil industry and provide answers as to why as a nation we fail to implement clean energy policies and take effective action on important problems such as climate change," says Rosebraugh. "This is particularly crucial following the warmest year on record in
the United States, one in which the country experienced record drought, wildfires and Hurricane Sandy."
Director/Producer Craig Rosebraugh, founder of One Earth Productions, is a writer, filmmaker and activist in
the United States advocating for political and social justice, human rights, and environmental and animal protection. GREEDY LYING BASTARDS was an official selection of the United Nations Film Festival, Costa Rica Documentary Film Festival,
Bahamas International Film Festival and winner for feature documentary at the
Burbank Film Festival and Ecofilm Award at the
Boston Film Festival.
SOURCE One Earth Productions