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CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD - Ed Kashi interviewed by Bill Ryan from Project Avalon

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Uploaded on Jul 26, 2010

Ed Kashi is a photojournalist who, among much other striking visual work, made a powerful and graphic 8-minute film called CURSE OF THE BLACK GOLD: how Shell Oil have, for the last 40 years, mercilessly trashed the beautiful natural environment of the Niger Delta in Nigeria to create a natural and social catastrophe that dwarfs what we have recently witnessed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Why has this been allowed to happen? Why no clean-up? Why no corporate responsibility? Because no-one is looking. I interviewed Ed Kashi to hear first hand about the Niger Delta atrocity - there is no other word for it - and we spoke for 30 minutes about how it is imperative that we change the way we regard and care for Planet Earth.

I'm most grateful to Ed Kashi and Talking Eyes Media for their kind permission to include this wonderful and important short film at the end of my video presentation here:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TNsoD1T2qBY

It starts at 16:27 and lasts for 8 minutes. See this, if nothing else. This is what's being done to the human race when no-one in the first world is watching. The film Avatar comes to mind. It's all right here on Planet Earth. You don't have to go to Pandora.

http://edkashi.com
http://curseoftheblackgoldbook.com

http://projectavalon.net

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