Curse of the Black Gold
In this National Geographic multimedia presentation, viewers come to understand the downside of what it means to live in an “oil rich” nation. This is the story of how such a commodity creates rather than solves problems. The people of the Niger Delta tell their own stories about the impact of oil on their lives when such a resource is not managed well. (“A hungry man is an angry man.”) This presentation collects photos and audio made by photographer Ed Kashi, resulting in five audio slide-show segments of approximately 60-90 seconds each. Also includes links to related National Geographic article, photo gallery, field notes from Ed Kashi and writer Tom O’Neill, and links to other relevant resources.
Photography and audio: Ed Kashi
Producer: Miki Meek
Design and production: T. Kevin Kilgore
Photo Editor: Kurt Mutchier
Photo Coordinator: Whitney Hall