March 06, 2014

A new documentary film directed by Rachel Boynton and executive produced by Brad Pitt, “Big Men is a real-life Treasure of the Sierra Madre, an epic tale about ambitious people who uncover a massive and exquisitely rare pot of gold in one of the poorest places on earth.” Big Men will make its theatrical premier at the IFC Center in NYC from March 14-20th. Come out to see the film and support this important documentary work.

The film tells the story of the US company, Kosmos Energy that discovered the first oil in Jubilee Field off the coast of Ghana in 2007. “What follows over the next five years is a twisting tale of greed and deception, which director Rachel Boynton films with an even hand and razor-sharp journalistic skill.” Inter-cut with the story of nearby Nigeria, you see how both places suffer from the “resource curse.”

An article on Variety reviews the film and makes the point that “Nigeria becomes the film’s cautionary tale — a vision of what Ghana, without careful government controls, might become. But the film’s most telling juxtaposition is that of Ghana itself — with its dirt roads, colorful tribal couture and low cement buildings — against the steel-and-glass cage of Wall Street and, specifically, the offices of Kosmos…”

Learn more about this film at www.BigMenTheMovie.com.

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