Nov 10 & 14: Local filmmaker imprisoned by Nigerian military brings award-winning doc about Niger Delta oil conflict to PortlandRead Now
There will be a screening at the Portland Film & Video Festival at the Portland Art Museum this coming Tuesday at 9:30 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm. Details and tickets at nwfilm.org/festivals/nwfvf/. The Tuesday evening screening will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Sandy Cioffi. 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.