The Resource Big men, Impact Partners, Screen Pass Pictures, and Whitewater Films present ; a film by Rachel Boynton ; directed, produced and written by Rachel Boynton ; a Boynton Films production

Big men, Impact Partners, Screen Pass Pictures, and Whitewater Films present ; a film by Rachel Boynton ; directed, produced and written by Rachel Boynton ; a Boynton Films production

Label
Big men
Title
Big men
Statement of responsibility
Impact Partners, Screen Pass Pictures, and Whitewater Films present ; a film by Rachel Boynton ; directed, produced and written by Rachel Boynton ; a Boynton Films production
Title variation
Big men
Title variation remainder
everyone wants to be big
Creator
Contributor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"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. In 2007 US-based Kosmos Energy discovers the first oil in the history of the West African republic of Ghana. What follows over the next five years is a twisting tale of greed and deception, which director Rachel Boynton films with razor-sharp journalistic skill. While in Ghana she makes side trips to nearby Nigeria, whose own oil reserves have been responsible for a vicious cycle of exploitation with little appreciable benefit to the country itself. Big Men travels from company meetings about oil deals worth billions to gatherings of heavily armed militants preparing to strike. And along the way it poses vital questions about what fundamentally motivates us: Is unbridled greed an intrinsic part of human nature? And can what unites us ever be greater than what divides us. A remarkable verité portrait of the deeper implications of global capitalism and the quest for oil, acclaim and cash that affects us all"--Outcast Films website, viewed Jan. 20, 2014
Awards note
International Environmental Film Festival, Paris, France, Grand Jury Prize; Cinema for Peace, International Green Film Award; Tribeca Film Festival, official selection; HotDocs, official selection
Cataloging source
DGU
Characteristic
videorecording
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Big men (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Cinematography, Jonathan Furmanski ; editor, Seth Bomse ; original music, Nathan Larson
Dewey number
338.2/728096
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
LC call number
HD9577.G42
LC item number
B54 2015
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1970-
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  • Boynton, Rachel
  • Furmanski, Jonathan
  • Bomse, Seth
  • Larson, Nathan
  • Boynton Films
  • Impact Partners (Firm)
  • Screen Pass Pictures (Firm)
  • Whitewater Films
  • Outcast Films
Runtime
101
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  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Kosmos Energy
  • Avarice
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism
  • Ghana
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria
  • Avarice
  • Capitalism
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Ghana
  • Nigeria
Technique
live action
Label
Big men, Impact Partners, Screen Pass Pictures, and Whitewater Films present ; a film by Rachel Boynton ; directed, produced and written by Rachel Boynton ; a Boynton Films production
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Program content: ©2013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extra features: Outtakes from the film: Niger Delta gas flare village ; U.S. Navy off the coast -- Interview with director Rachel Boynton
Control code
ocn900569187
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Educational version.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
701327486354
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)900569187
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Big men, Impact Partners, Screen Pass Pictures, and Whitewater Films present ; a film by Rachel Boynton ; directed, produced and written by Rachel Boynton ; a Boynton Films production
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Program content: ©2013
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extra features: Outtakes from the film: Niger Delta gas flare village ; U.S. Navy off the coast -- Interview with director Rachel Boynton
Control code
ocn900569187
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Educational version.
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
701327486354
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)900569187
System details
DVD; NTSC; all regions
Video recording format
DVD

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