In remembrance – Ken Saro-Wiwa (short intro)
A short introductory clip from a documentary by Glenn Ellis charting the history of the Ogoni struggle against Shell and the Nigerian government in the early 1990s. With rare footage from Ogoni land and beyond.
Where else can you find a film that combines the brutal military Paul Okuntimo, Queen Elizabeth II, The film features an astonishing range of people, from Ogoni villagers, activist and writer Ken Saro-Wiwa, then British Prime Minister John Major, Michael Birnbaum QC, and the then head of Shell in Nigeria, Brian Anderson. All these people were involved in the execution of Saro-Wiwa and his eight colleagues on 10th November 1995, which sent global shockwaves of anger at the human cost of Nigerian oil.