Director: Candace Schermerhorn
Documentary Feature: 2011 [USA/Nigeria] English/Creole/Pidgin, 75 minutes
Screening: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, 12Noon
Diana Event Oval, LL100 Diana Center
Director Candace Schermerhorn will join the audience for a Q and A session following the film.
Synopsis: Fueled by their hopes for a better future, grassroots women in Nigeria’s Niger Delta use the threat of stripping naked in public, a serious cultural taboo, to make their voices heard and hold multinational oil companies accountable to the communities in which they operate. Through the leadership of the inexhaustible Emem J. Okon, these women take over where men have failed, peacefully transforming their ‘naked power’ into 21st century political action.
In Partnership with Afrique Hope