Artists' Television Access

Justice In Nigeria Now presents: Sweet Crude

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:00 pm

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 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. The film crew was imprisoned by the Nigerian military in an effort to suppress the film. It didn’t work. This film should be seen by as many people as possible. For more about the film, watch the trailer
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With Special Guest Emem Okon: Emem Okon is a women’s rights activist and advocate from the Niger Delta’s oil impacted region of Nigeria. Ms. Okon is the founder and the Executive Director of Kebetkache Women Development & Resource Centre. Ms. Okon was a leader of the powerful women’s protests of Chevron Corporation for its environmental and human rights abuses in Nigeria which garnered international media attention when a group of women took over an oil installation and threatened to take off their clothes if the company did not negotiate with them.