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More than five years in the making, Big Men goes to Ghana to provide an unprecedented look at the global deal making and dark underside of oil development — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.

Filmmaker Interviews

Filmmaker Rachel Boynton discusses the making of her film, Big Men.

Classroom Clips

Kosmo's CEO Jim Musselman speaks at the Ashanti king’s reception about their plan for Ghana's oil.

Classroom Clips

Filmmaker Rachel Boynton and Kosmos CEO Jim Musselman talk American business models.

Classroom Clips

Newspaper editor Kwesi Pratt and Kosmos each discuss the potential benefits the new contract.

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Film Information

Big Men (90 min.)

Premiere Date: August 25, 2014

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Rachel Boynton Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim | Fact Sheet | Season Announcement


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Rachel Boynton

Critical Acclaim

Astonishing... Dropping us into a perfect storm of avarice, this cool and incisive snapshot of global capitalism at work is as remarkable for its access as for its refusal to judge.

— Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Rachel Boynton's knack for access, on impressive display in this new film about the West African oil trade, should make her the envy of every documentarian. The filmmaker fills the screen with vivid personalities and high-stakes intrigue, equally at home with armed rebels as with Texas millionaires.

— Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal

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