Documentary Film: Total Denial
Total Denial, a film by Milena Kaneva and winner of the 2006 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Award, is a dramatic and moving documentary which chronicles the personal and political journeys of the groundbreaking human rights lawsuit, Doe v. Unocal, brought by EarthRights International and villagers from Burma against oil giant Unocal. The case was settled in 2005, and Unocal subsequently merged with Chevron.
Since 2006 several special event screenings have been held around the world including Washington, D.C.; Boston, MA; Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA; Chicago, IL; Portland, ME; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; Crested Butte, CO; Columbus, OH; Eugene, OR; Paris, France; Prague, Czech Republic and London, England. The film has been an official entry for Hot Docs 2006, Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 2006, and One World 2006 and is the Human Rights Film Festival in New Zealand and South Cinema Film Festival in Netivot, Israel.
On September 16, 2007, we held a “Total Denial House Party” event where 55 house parties were held around the world including Hong Kong, London, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Germany, Canada, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic and all across the United States. Dozens of additional house parties were held in October and November of 2007.