Big Men
Inside the African Oil Industry

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Compared by several critics to "There Will Be Blood," this is an important film, especially within the context of climate change. But this isn't just an environmental studies film... It's really about global economics, neocolonialism, and how poverty and desperation drive the unsustainable ...Read more

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