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|Sweet Crude documentary about Niger Delta oil conflict|
|Date||Sunday October 18|
|Time||2:45 PM - 4:15 PM|
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Variety Screening Room
582 Market Street (Hobart Bldg at 2nd St)
|info [at] unaff.org|
Film runs 93 minutes. Panel follows at 4:30 pm
Sweet Crude documentary + Panel at United Nations Association Film Festival
Sweet Crude is a documentary film about the Niger Delta – the consequences of oil extraction, the history of non-violent protest, and the members of a new insurgency who, in the three years since the filmmakers met them as college students became the young men of MEND. Seattle-based filmmaker Sandy Cioffi was held in Nigerian military prison with her crew while making this movie in 2008.
A panel discussion with filmmaker Sandy Cioffi and Niger Delta experts follows the film.
"A movie about crime and shame, 'Sweet Crude' is also a classic example of urgent, righteous-indignation agitprop cinema that succeeds in being not just angry, but art." Variety
More about the film: http://www.sweetcrudemovie.com