Sweet Crude

Sep 27, 2010

(Sandy Cioffi, USA, 2009, DigiBeta, 90 min)

In 2008 filmmaker Sandy Cioffi and her crew were taken into custody by Nigerian officials for this Northwest Film Forum-supported documentary about the human and environmental consequences of 50 years of oil extraction in the Niger Delta. We posted a plea on our blog to help free our friends, which was picked up by a number of news sources and helped lead to their eventual release. We're pleased to once again share this urgent film which chronicles the history of non-violent protest, and the members of a new insurgency, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) who are demanding an end to the environmental degradation (equivalent to 50 Exxon Valdez spills) and a share of the $700 billion oil profits.
Screens with
This True Story of Dad Club
(Craig Downing, 2008, USA, DVD, 5 min)
A memoir about the dark distance between a daughter and her dad made for our 48-hour Film Challenge.

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