September 5, 2008

CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD featured on Slate.com


Check out Slates' review of our film Curse of the Black Gold and watch the film. (Slate is a daily magazine on the web that offers analysis and commentary about politics, news, and culture.)

An excerpt from Slate's September 5 article Curse of the Black - The devastating impact of 50 years of oil exploitation in the Niger Delta:

Fifty years ago, oil was discovered in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Today, at 2.1 million barrels per day, Nigeria is the sixth-largest oil-producing country in the world and a major oil partner of the United States. Although its oil industry generates millions of dollars in revenues daily, the average resident of the Niger Delta struggles to survive on less than $1 per day. These startling facts are portrayed in Curse of the Black Gold, a multimedia video produced by Julie Winokur of Talking Eyes Media.....