Join POV and filmmaker Rachel Boynton of Big Men for a live video chat with viewers on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT) about the film and the West African oil business. We will be joined by special guests — Big Men subject Jim Musselman, former chief executive of Kosmos, and Ian Gary, Senior Policy Manager of Extractive Industries at Oxfam America.
Where: Online on POV’s Google+ page
When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 1-2 PM ET (10-11 AM PT). RSVP on Google+.
Who: Filmmaker Rachel Boynton, Jim Musselman, former chief executive of Kosmos, and Ian Gary, Senior Policy Manager of Extractive Industries at Oxfam America.
How: Go to the Google+ event page to watch the live video. Let us know you’re coming and get your questions in early by RSVPing on the Google+ event page. You can also leave your question as a comment on this post. If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. Download the app for iOS or Android devices. If you miss the event, revisit this page later for a recorded video of the discussion.
Over five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer film the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company develops the country’s first commercial oil field, yet its success is quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. As Ghanaians wait to reap the benefits of oil, the filmmakers discover violent resistance down the coast in the Niger Delta, where poor Nigerians have yet to prosper from decades-old oil fields. Big Men, executive produced by Brad Pitt, provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
On Monday, August 25, 2014, at 10 PM, POV presents the national broadcast premiere of Big Men on PBS (Check local listings). The film will be available for streaming on POV’s website and mobile apps starting August 26, 2014, for a limited time. (U.S. only.)
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