Big Men | Partnered Event
Reel Causes is proud to be an outreach partner of 32nd annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) Sep 28 3:45 pm Oct 3 6:50 pm Oct 11 12:15pm Official Site • Interview • Review (USA, 2013, 99 mins, HDCAM) Rachel Boynton’s compelling documentary follows what happens when Texas oil exploration firm Kosmos Energy makes an enormous discovery called the Jubilee Field off the coast of Ghana… No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries… Those who remember Boynton’s excellent previous film, Our Brand Is Crisis, an examination of political consultants working at the highest levels of Latin American elections, know this director’s specialty is the kind of insider access filmmakers dream about. In Big Men, set in the world of oil capitalism in the West African nations of Ghana and Nigeria, that is true with a vengeance.
Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by a Q&A session to educate and inspire our community, and provide a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.