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Pipe Dreams: People of the Cameroon Pipeline

What happens when big oil comes to town? The people of Cameroon are finding out. After the World Bank approved funding to build an oil pipeline through Cameroon, villagers and indigenous tribes are hoping for all that was promised, but fearing the worst. With assurances of jobs, compensation for land, and zero pollution, the people hope to fare better than their neighbors in Nigeria. Shot during the first month of pipeline construction, the film depicts the lives of those most vulnerable to environmental disaster.

Screened for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Africa Social Forum.

Recently added to the IFIWatch "60 Films for 60 Years" campaign.

Producer & Director: Terri Hathaway

Editors: Holly Taylor & Eric Frith