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Delta Boys

Delta Boys
55:00 | 2012

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals

An American documentary filmmaker crosses the lines of Nigeria’s oil conflict in order to bear witness to the lives of the militants engaged in the struggle, and the civilians caught in the crossfire. With breathtaking cinematography, DELTA BOYS offers a never before seen glimpse of life in the volatile oil-rich Niger Delta. DELTA BOYS follows the lives of militant “Godfather” Ateke Tom who rules over his rebel camp with an iron fist, and Chima, a 21-year-old who left his home to join the fight. The film also shows life in a tiny fishing village where Mama, a 22-year-old, struggles to give birth amidst the conflict with no access to modern medical care. Their personal stories reflect a broad global struggle between entrenched power and corporate interest and an underserved population. Despite the region’s massive oil wealth, the inhabitants of the Niger Delta live in poverty. Ateke’s militants have called for greater distribution of wealth and jobs. When their requests have been ignored, they’ve attacked oil-pipelines, kidnapped foreigners, and made the entire delta a no-go zone. But many feel that while the Niger Delta cause is just, the militants’ motives are not so pure.

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November 7, 2014
B
Kris Haamer
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April 1, 2014
C
DEIDRE
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February 14, 2014
C-
Lisa Howard
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January 8, 2014
A+
Marie Marie
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December 23, 2013
C
Ni Morr
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September 7, 2013
B
Brenda Osibin
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August 16, 2013
A
Jade Bassil
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August 2, 2013
A+
Evanni Isaac
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April 10, 2013
I knew something was odd about this 'struggle' when one said that there was enough food and drinks and smoke @ the camp; that money was not their problem. Freedom figthers don't say that, not on film anyway. Not after you started by saying that good roads and schools and polluted water, poverty and all what not was the reason for taking up arms. I also saw the villagers laughing at them during the short gun exchange. These ex-felons gave up 'the fight' for a few jobs and pocket cash. Idiots.
JD Snalgee
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March 28, 2013
B
Brandon Allen
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March 28, 2013
A
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
God sees all and one day He shall repay!
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
I would love to learn more about this case.
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
Nothing but some greedy, selfish, cold-hearted thieves.Stealing from the poor is just pure evil.
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
The oil companies are doing the same to the Native Indians.It is truly so sad and wrong!
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
Ateke and his crew have every right.The rich getting richer off of the poor.They only want what is fair-how would you feel if it was you?
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
Ateke and his crew have every right.The rich getting richer off of the poor.They only want what is fair-how would you feel if it was you?
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
Ateke and his crew have every right.The rich getting richer off of the poor.They only want what is fair-how would you feel if it was you?
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
Ateke and his crew have every right.The rich getting richer off of the poor.They only want what is fair-how would you feel if it was you?
Gloria Newton
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January 19, 2013
I don't blame them for fighting back.They are stealing from them and it is hurting their family.