Big Men

The Bigger Picture
Director: Rachel Boynton | Countries of production: Denmark, United Kingdom, United States | Year: 2013 | Length: 99 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years

Screened as part of TOAFF14

Brad Pitt exec produces this extraordinary exposé of the hope, scepticism and corruption that threaten to exacerbate Africa’s resource curse and leave its ordinary citizens behind.

In Ghana, a small American energy company fights to hold onto its discovery of oil just as a new government comes into power. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, an established industry continues to take its toll from the people. Amid political uncertainty, power-plays are made, reputations gambled, and pipelines attacked by militants.

With remarkable access and an unflinching eye, Big Men shows the global and all-too-human drama behind the fuel that we continue to take for granted.

“This cool and incisive snapshot of global capitalism at work is as remarkable for its access as for its refusal to judge.”
New York Times

“Extraordinary! A real life Chinatown or There Will Be Blood.”

Tribeca Film Festival, Nominated, Best Documentary Feature

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