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My Letter to the Oilmen

Nigeria | 2018 | 15 min. | G

My Letter to the Oilmen

Nigeria | 2018 | 15 min. | G

Synopsis

Fourteen-year-old Papilou often visits his father, who lives near a dangerous oil spill leaking from the Shell refinery and poisoning it all. Oil is in the soil, in water, everywhere. The oil catastrophe claimed the life of Papilou’s little brother and is responsible for the break-up of his parents’ marriage. Papilou boldly decides to write a letter to the oilmen. Will they hear Papilou and will they help him?

 

LANGUAGE:  English, Nigerian

SUBTITLES: Lithuanian, English

 

FESTIVALS:

One World

Director: Xander de Boer

Cinematography: Stefano Bertachinni

Editing: Denise Janzée

Producers: Hilde Brontsema, Kiyomi Molin, Sharona Buijert

Xander de Boer

Filmography:

2018 - My Letter to the Oilmen
2016 - Kampioenen van Amsterdam
2016- The King of Twirl