Peru: Blood and Oil

Channel 4

Unreported World

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Jungle. The government's sale of Amazonian land to global oil, gas and mining corporations is resulting in violent clashes with indigenous tribes.

Reporter Ramita Navai and director Alex Nott report from one of the remotest parts of the Peruvian The exploitation of their land is leading to a rebellion by frustrated indigenous groups who say they will not give up the fight until the government responds to their plight. The team investigates allegations that the indigenous people are suffering from environmental damage and human rights abuses at the hands of the multinationals. The villages claim they are being left severely sick from oil companies polluting their rivers and that resistance by the villagers has been met by violent reprisals.

"Unreported World asserts its value with this report by Ramita Navai from deepest, darkest Peru."
- The Guardian

First Broadcast

October 9, 2009



Producer Director

Alex Nott


Ramita Navai

Executive Producer

Eamonn Matthews


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