Big Men

Screenings

2014 Season
London, Nairobi

A cautionary tale about the toll of American oil investment in West Africa, Big Men reveals the secretive worlds of both corporations and local communities in Nigeria and Ghana. Director Rachel Boynton gained unprecedented access to oil companies in Africa and has created a gripping account of the ambition, corruption, and greed that epitomise Africa's 'resource curse.' The film deftly uncovers the human impact of oil drilling and contains remarkable footage, in particular of militants operating in the Niger Delta. It provides a nuanced and compelling illustration of the responsibility that a range of actors bear for the environmental, economic, and political harm inflicted by resource extraction.

Filmmaker(s): 
Rachel Boynton
Year: 
2012
99m
Language(s): 
In English and multiple languages with English subtitles
Genre: 
Documentary