The Indypendent is co-sponsoring the New York premiere of the documentary Sweet Crude at the African Diaspora Summer Film Festival this Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. at the Riverside Theatre at 91 Claremont Ave.
The continuing BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has refocused attention on the vast Niger Delta, home to thousands of oil and gas installations and an array of militant groups waging armed struggle against Western oil companies, a kleptocratic state and ruthless military forces.
Sweet Crude tells the story of the people of the Niger Delta. In Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense wealth and abject poverty stand in stark contrast. The environment is decimated. What if the world paid attention before it was too late?
There will be a Q&A with Indypendent editor Arun Gupta and the film’s director, John Anderson, after the screening.
To buy tickets, visit: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=6c65ba97193751f56e118b7d766b7b55&t=tix.
To view the trailer, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrsNbXs45Fo.
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Thurs., Aug. 27, at 6 p.m.
91 Claremont Ave.
New York, NY