Blog and Movie Recommendation on African Issues

May 17, 2008 by and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


First, I want to recommend the blog Crossed Crocodiles. In addition to having a logo that makes me jealous because it is so amazing, this blog has great content on African issues that we should all care about. And it brings great information that, of course, the MSM would never cover in a million years, because they don’t have enough time for that between the latest missing blonde and Britney Spears’ most recent meltdown.

Sweet CrudeCase in point: how many of you have ever heard of AFRICOM? Exactly, So head on over there and read the latest posts on the subject here and here. Also, if it weren’t for this blog, I would have missed the documentary Sweet Crude on the plight of indigenous peoples living in the Niger Delta in Nigeria at the hands of the government, military and oil company. The movie has a great website with videos of the film. Apparently, they have a hard time finding a distributor. I hope that if they can’t have the movie distributed in theaters, they’ll get it on HBO (which has done a great job with docs on Africa lately) or on DVDs, because this is really something I’d like to show to my global problems class.

Anyway, update your bookmarks, newsreaders, etc.

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2 Responses to “Blog and Movie Recommendation on African Issues”

  1.   Indigenous peoples researcher Says:

    I have not seen the movie Sweet Crude (which I will now rent), but you may also be interested in the protest surrounding the production of the McCall Smith movie. They are making the book into a movie, and as the book negatively depicts indigenous San people, I don’t think the movie will do much better.


  2.   SocProf Says:

    Thank you for the link, Peter. Your site is extremely informative and important because, as for many global issues, the media can’t be bothered to cover these issues.


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