Forty years ago, a voracious predator was introduced into the waters of Tanzania's Lake Victoria where it quickly extinguished the entire stock of native fish. Impervious to the ecological devastation this caused, the Nile Perch quickly became keenly sought after, prized for its tender, succulent fillets, and struggling to meet demand at many prestigious European restaurants. To satisfy this hunger huge, foreign cargo planes fly in and out exporting the lake's gourmet bounty, taking out 55 tons of processed fish every day. In their wake, they leave starving villagers to scrounge a meal out of the discarded fish heads and rotting carcasses. With the local population living amid epidemic, raging civil war, crime, homelessness, and drug-addicted children, the question which the film seeks to ask is: what do the "empty" planes deliver to this destitute community? The answer is as shocking as it is devastating, and Darwin's Nightmare becomes a nightmare for all mankind.
Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni, Sergey Samarets, Jonathan Nathanael, Msafiri 'Safiri' Habat, Dima Rogonov, Vladimir Tarasenko, Jura Biriuchev, Stanislav Ivanchenko, Jakob Maiseli, Lalit Malhotra, Shadard Mkono, Cleopa Kaijage, Cees Goudswaard, Richard Mgamba, Naomie John, Gloria Jusoph, Angela Paul