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Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business
Year:  2007
Running Time:  64 minutes
Country:  Greece
Genre:  Documentary
Showtime:   Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 06:00 PM
Director:  Yorgos Avgeropoulos

Description:
  [Screening @ Tiburon Film Society]

At the Delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, where a vast proportion of the planet's oil is excavated, bomb attacks, abductions and murders form part of the daily routine.The documentary portrays the image of "development", as giant multinational petroleum companies would define it. Petroleum leaks in the River destroy the flora and fauna, poison the food chain and consequently wipe out the 27 million indigenous people of the area - the Ijaws, the Ogoni and the Itsekiris.

The inhabitants dare to ask the self-evident, they demand an end to it. As a response they are being massively and brutally attacked by special forces of the army and the police, which are armed by the oil companies. On the river the camera meets militia of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta-MEND- and, for the first time, presents to the world shattering images of their speed boat patrols and heavy weaponry.

The Delta of Niger is a lost paradise. As the documentary reveals, it is a place where despite the natural beauty, contemporary "globalized" hell prevails.


Festivals & Awards:

- Gran Premio per il Miglior Film, Ecovision – Palermo, Italy
- Special Mention, Cinemambiente – Torino, Italy
- FIPA d’ argent, FIPA – Biarritz, France
- Young Jury prize, Human Rights International Film Festival – Geneva, Switzerland
- Special Mention, Ecocinema - 7th International Film Festival – Piraeus, Greece
- Best Feature Film, X FICA – Goiania, Brazil







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