For her latest industrial exposé, Rachel Boynton (Our Brand Is Crisis) gained unprecedented access to Africa's oil companies. The result is a gripping account of the costly personal tolls levied when American corporate interests pursue oil in places like Ghana and the Niger River Delta. Executive produced by Steven Shainberg and Brad Pitt, Big Men investigates the caustic blend of ambition, corruption and greed that threatens to exacerbate Africa’s resource curse.
Rachel Boynton’s documentary “Big Men” is about the 2007 discovery of oil off the coast of Ghana and the perfect storm of avarice that develops around it.
2014-03-13 | JEANNETTE CATSOULIS | Read the New York Times Review of Big Men