HumanDocs: Big Men

HumanDocs: Big Men is in the past.

Big Men
HumanDocs Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 10
8:30 p.m., Shamblin Theatre
Free and open to the public.

The annual HumanDocs Film Series kicks off the 2014-15 season with the social documentary "Big Men."

Over the course of five years, director Rachel Boynton and her cinematographer filmed the quest for oil in Ghana by Dallas-based Kosmos. The company developed the country’s first commercial oil field, yet its success was quickly compromised by political intrigue and accusations of corruption. As Ghanaians waited to reap the benefits of oil, the filmmakers discovered violent resistance down the coast in the Niger Delta, where poor Nigerians have yet to prosper from decades-old oil fields. "Big Men," executive produced by Brad Pitt, provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world. Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

The HumanDocs Film Series is presented in partnership with the Nashville Film Festival and Nashville Public Television and POV. For more information on this event, contact Ted Park at or at 615.966.6616.