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"Big Men": Finding Oil off of Ghana

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Director Rachel Boynton talks about her documentary “Big Men,” which follows what happens when a Texas oil exploration firm makes an enormous discovery off the coast of Ghana. Called the Jubilee Field, the deposit discovered off of Ghana had the potential to return a staggering $2.2 billion to investors. “Big Men” opens March  14 at the IFC Center.

Guests:

Rachel Boynton

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Comments [5]

Amy from Manhattan

I'm surprised no one mentioned solar energy. How much sunlight comes into the countries discussed?

Mar. 12 2014 01:21 PM
Daniel

One can transport electricity hundreds of kilometers if it is transported at high voltages with a DC current. But it's not super efficient.

Mar. 12 2014 01:20 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Natural resources can be both a blessing and a curse. Some of the wealthiest countries today are NOT blessed with an overabundance of natural resources. Prime examples are Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Israel where people had to be resourceful and innovative because of a dearth of indigenous natural resources.

Mar. 12 2014 01:13 PM
Steve from Rockville Centre, NY

Poor Ghana. One of the most stable, least corrupt and most democratic countries in Africa and now, with the discovery of oil, bound to be another African kleptocracy.

Mar. 12 2014 12:34 PM
Steve from Rockville Centre, NY

Poor Ghana. One of the most stable, least corrupt and most democratic countries in Africa and now, with the discovery of oil, bound to be another African kleptocracy.

Mar. 12 2014 12:34 PM

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