Sweet Crude screens at the Angelika theater in Houston on Tuesday, May
25th at 8:30 pm (the eve of the Chevron Annual General Meeting, just a
few blocks from that theater). The screening will be followed by Q&A
with Emem Okon and Omoyele Sowore, both Nigerian human rights
activists (including one who is in the film), as well as with Macon
Hawkins, an oil worker who was held hostage by armed militants but who
remains sympathetic to the needs of people living in the Niger Delta.
Please help us spread the word about the May 25 event! Here are some
possibilities:- Send an email blast to your networks- Post to your web
site, blog, Facebook page or Twitter- Add the screening to your events
calendar- Grab some friends and attend the event!
Here is a brief description of the film:
Sweet Crude is about Nigeria’s Niger Delta – the human and
environmental consequences of 50 years of oil extraction, the history
of non-violent protest, and the members of a new insurgency who, in
the three years since we met them as college students, became the
young men of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta
(MEND). The film confronts issues of human rights, resource control,
environmental justice and mainstream media agendas. The film crew was
imprisoned by the Nigerian military last year in an effort to suppress
the film. It didn’t work.
Now we are working hard to get it seen by as many people as possible.
For more about the film, watch the trailer
visit the website
Sweet Crude: A New Documentary on the Niger Delta by Sandy Cioffi