SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REPORT! Sweet Crude had three screenings at the Seattle International Film Festival . We were thrilled to screen in the glorious Egyptian Theatre, and the audience response was fantastic. Director Sandy Cioffi won the Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision and Sweet Crude was first runner-up for the Golden Space Needle Best Documentary Award for Best Documentary!
NIGER DELTA UPDATE: An emergent situation exploded in the Niger Delta in mid-May. One of the terribly unfortunate results was that villages were bombed and burned – harming, killing or displacing many innocent people. On June 30, Amnesty International released a major report detailing the pollution and environmental damage caused by the oil companies while the Nigerian government continues to favor the oil companies and not the people of the Niger Delta.