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Sweet Crude

Friday, August 14 - Thursday, August 20, 2009

Screening in DocuWeeks 2009. In the summer of 2008, militants from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) declared an “oil war” in Nigeria. This was one of the biggest spikes yet on a radar screen dotted with conflict and tragedy. Sweet Crude is the story of the Niger Delta; of the villagers of Oporoza, headquarters of the insurgency; and of members of the armed resistance who, in the three years since the filmmakers met them as college students, became the young men of MEND.

Filmmaker in person Fri at 9:50, Sat at 5:15, Sun at 7:15, Mon at 9:50, Tue at 5:15, Wed at 7:15, and Thu at 7:15!

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 94 minutes
  • Distributor Virasana Productions, Vérité Coffee, Sweet Crude LLC
  • Director Sandy Cioffi