Screening: Democracy Delta Style

Screening Sunday 12th August, 2007

As the 2007 national elections are approaching in Nigeria, filmmakers Juliana Ruhfus and Hazel Chandler travel to the conflict ridden and oil rich Niger Delta to explore what is at stake.

In spite of the Delta’s vast oil wealth the people are poor – and deprived of a democratic voice.  The filmmakers follow a trail of corruption and poverty in communities where politicians see their posts as a way of getting hold of state money – whilst militancy amongst various groups is escalating.