In the search for the 'black gold' that drives Western economies, multinationals are working to extract billions of dollars of oil reserves from beneath Ecuador's rainforest. Between Midnight and the Rooster's Crow investigates the operations of the EnCana Corporation, a large Canadian oil firm that, despite proud public declarations of its social responsibility, is shown to be answerable for widespread environmental contamination and human rights violations. Between Midnight and the Rooster's Crow focuses on EnCana's development of a heavy crude pipeline from the Amazon, across the earthquake-prone Andes, to the Pacific coast for export. Filmmaker Nadja Drost follows the pipeline, along the way interviewing farmers, indigenous community representatives, and environmental activists, among others, who recount forced relocation, imprisonment, and intimidation, including shootings and beatings, by the Ecuadorian police and army. Avoiding government and corporate security agents, Drost also documents unsafe construction methods, toxic waste deposits, and contamination of rivers, as well as effects on Ecuadorians in terms of skin cancer, miscarriages and birth defects, and destruction of wildlife and natural preserves. Occasionally dredging up a lump of foul-smelling crude on the end of a stick, the filmmaker here becomes, literally, a muck-raking journalist. We also see Drost presenting evidence of corporate misdeeds to Ecuadorian government bureaucrats, and confronting EnCana's CEO at a stockholders' meeting. Ultimately, Between Midnight and the Rooster's Crow is a revealing case study of the troubling connections between multinational corporations, Western consumption patterns, and the resultant devastation wrought on the social, economic, and environmental conditions of foreign countries and populations.