Community and UNEP after the Crisis in Ogoniland [Bass Connections project team: Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-Building through Film]

By Raisa Chowdhury, Kay Hasegawa, Maria Prebble and Erika Zambello
Bass Connections project team: Exploring the Intersection of Energy and Peace-Building through Film

Oil production, from the 1950s to 1993 when it was banned, has taken a toll on local agriculture, ecosystems and human health, resulting in civil unrest. The United Nations Environment Programme began a post-conflict assessment in 2009, incorporating techniques of community-based environmental management. Footage used in this film came from over a decade of UNEP environmental assessments. For use in this project, UNEP loaned original, raw footage for digitization and cataloging.