Sweet Crude

Director: Sandy Cioffi | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2009 | Length: 93 min
Language: English

In a small corner of Nigeria, billions of dollars of crude oil flow under the feet of a desperate people. Immense wealth and abject poverty stand in stark contrast.

The environment is decimated. The issues are complex, the answers elusive.

This powerful documentary focus on the Niger Delta, where people live in desperate poverty whilst billions of dollars worth of crude flow under their feet and straight into the pockets of Big Oil. As governments are rumoured to be resorting to the most appalling humanitarian tactics in their quest for profit Sweet Crude offers a moving and intimate portrayal of a world falling apart at the seams.

A movie about crime and shame, ‘Sweet Crude’ is also a classic example of urgent, righteous-indignation agitprop cinema that succeeds in being not just angry, but art

A look at the very human cost of Nigeria’s oil wealth

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