Wednesday, 22 March
Climate and film: the Niger Delta and the judicial murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa: the black conscience of Shell
For spring, RE-SET (the Platform social-ecological transformation) has prepared a continuation of the series of film nights called Roots of the Climate Justice Movement. This time it will focus on movements from the Global South. Over the course of four evenings, you will see films chronicling the history of the climate justice movement, accompanied by open discussion among all participants on selected topics.
The film nights will be held irregularly (save the dates, see below) starting on February 22, always on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. The screenings will take place at the Zdena Community Centre in Prague (Tusarova 41) and at the Tři Ocásci café in Brno.
What is the value of human life? Are oil corporations capable of arranging judicial murder for their profits?
The Niger Delta is one of the most devastated places on the planet. Since the middle of the 20th century, oil has been extracted here by the fossil fuel giant Shell, which has abundantly violated human rights and environmental standards. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, a strong local Ogoni movement emerged, with the most prominent face of this resistance - the intellectual, poet and writer - Ken Saro-Wiwa.
The tragic story of the Nigerian MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People) is the subject of our second spring film evening on the history of the climate justice movement. We will be screening the film Sweet Crude, which describes the history of the devastation of the Niger Delta and the resistance to Shell.
We will meet on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm at the Zdena Community Center in Prague (Tusarova 41). The film will be preceded by a short introduction and followed by a group discussion.
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Mark these dates in your calendar:
22. 2. The Zapatista Revolution and Autonomous Self-Government
22. 3. The Niger Delta and the judicial murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa: the black conscience of Shell
12. 4. La Via Campesina - the peasant movement for food sovereignty
26. 4. How much can we mine to save the climate: protests against lithium mining
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