• Director: Jeta Amata
  • Release Year: 2011
  • Production Country: Nigeria
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 110 minutes

Black Gold

Description

In the Niger Delta, corrupt government officials and the greedy oil corporations compete with armed militants for control of rich petroleum reserves, for the fuel of the modern world. Shut out from the wealth generated by the oil but forced to live in the environment of violence and pollution it creates, the local residents seem to have no hope and no voice—that is until one woman, who is determined to stop the fighting and draw the world's attention to her beleaguered people, steps forward.

Themes

Women's history, Gendered history, Economic history, Political corruption, Ecosystems, Communities, Environmentalism, Children, Social justice, Social justice movements, Political oppression, Imperialism