08 april 2012

Program 11/4/2012

Filmski večer:
Sweet Crude
(Sandy Cioffi, 2009, 93')

Sreda, 11. aprila, ob 19ih

Četudi so v zemlji pod njihovimi nogami bogata nahajališča surove nafte, se morajo revni staroselci delte reke Niger dnevno boriti za svoje preživetje.

Sweet Crude je letošnji zmagovalec natečaja Cinema Politica, kot "eden najboljših dokumentarcev o socialni pravičnosti in uporu".

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/17304075

Sweet Crude is the story of Nigeria’s Niger Delta – the human and environmental consequences of 50 years of oil extraction and the members of a new insurgency who, in the three years after the filmmakers met them as college students, became the young men of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). Set against a stunning backdrop of Niger Delta footage, the film shows the humanity behind the statistics and sensationalized media portrayal of the region, gives voice to a complex mix of stakeholders and invites the audience to learn the deeper story.

Beginning with the filmmaker’s initial trip to document the building of a library in a remote village, Sweet Crude is a journey of multilayered revelation and ever-deepening questions. It’s about survival, corruption, greed and armed resistance. It’s about one place in one moment, with themes that echo many places throughout history.

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