A Dark Truth

Synopsis: A former CIA operative turned political talk show host is hired by a disaffected corporate shareholder to expose her company's cover-up of an incident and deaths in an Ecuadorian village.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director(s): Damian Lee
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min


what do you want me to say, Bruce?

He broke into our offices

this morning,

Accessed our files,

our computers.

Do we know what?

well, we

could assume everything.

Well, this is

a major liability.

You're telling me.

Renaldo, now!

- Okay okay.

- Vamos, vamos. Let's go.


- Does the army know who he is?

Oh yeah.

Francisco Francis.

Come on, Renaldo.

Come on.

Just keep walking

to the car, okay?

- Just walk to the car.


- Mama! Mama!

No, Renaldo!


Mama! Mama!

No no no!

No no.

She's dead, Renaldo.

Come on, come on, come on.

- Vamos vamos.

- No. No. No!

No! Mama! No!

- Mama.

- Come on, come on, come on.

Come on, come on,

get inside. Come on.

Let me out!

No! No.

No. No!

I don't care what general

Aquilas doing right now!

I want you to put him

on the phone now!

Let me out right now!

Let me out!

It's tony green

from Clearbec!

Let me out of this car!

Por favor! Por favor!


Jesus Christ.

Did you ever hear about

the great transformation?

Yeah, I

think. What was that again?

It started about 300

years ago in England...

- Uh-Huh. - ...With the

turning of public lands

Into private property.

And it changed

the way we think,

The way we view time

and land and water

- And even people. It turned them

into units... -


to be bought and sold,


but what is bought and sold is constant.

- That's never gonna change.

- You know what, Sarah?

That is absolutely incorrect.

Society needs to approve

Of the things to be turned

into commodities

Before they can

be bought or sold.

People can be bought or sold,

correct? That did happen.

As horrific and diabolical as

that may sound, it's a fact.

Yeah, and still slavery

happens in some countries today.

Regrettably true.

But why is it

that in western society,

- We no longer buy or sell people?

Because it's immoral

And it's wrong in all aspects.

Well, is it wrong to sell water?

What about air?

Would it be wrong to sell air?

Air. Come on, man.

You can't sell air.

- No?

- Well, what if you can't afford it, hmm?

There's lots of people all around the

world that can't afford much water.

- And what happens?

- I don't know.

They die. Is it

so far-Fetched, Sarah?

You can sell water,

but you can't sell air?

Think about it.

I'll take the next caller.

Hello, this is Jack Begosian.

You're on the air.

The name's Charlie.

- Hello, Charlie. Good morning.


I want to know when we're

- Gonna talk about the real truth.

- What truth is that, Charlie?

About the aliens

taking over the white house.

The aliens taking over

the white house?

You know

you know it, jack.

You mean

illegal aliens, Charlie?

No, you're making light.

Extraterrestrial beings

are a real threat

- To our way of life, jack.

- only if you exchange

Bodily fluids

with them, Charlie.

I'm not. Are you?

- no.

- Then we're doing our part.

Thanks for calling.

Last call.

Hi, this is Jack Begosian.

You're on the air.

Hey, man. It's van from Oakland.

Hello, van from Oakland,


- Thanks for the call.

- Question, jack.

- Yes?

- Why did you quit?

Why did I quit what?

The agency, dude.

Everybody knows.

- Why did I quit?

- Yeah.

Well, van, uh,

When you can't

affect change from within...

I mean,

positive change...

You have an obligation,

if you're at all conscious,

To get out

and try other things.

- That's what I'm doing.

- Other things?

- You mean ways to affect change?

- Yes.

You think people want to hear

the truth, man, but they don't.

They want sound bites,

celebrity gossip,

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Damian Lee

Damian Lee is a Canadian film director, writer, and producer responsible as well as notable for such films as Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, No Exit and Ski School. He started his own production company, Rose & Ruby Productions, in the 1980s. more…

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