Join Justice In Nigeria Now for a Film Screening and Panel Discussion:
Delta Force, a Documentary by Glen Ellis about Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Struggle for the Ogoni People
Followed by a Panel Discussion about the upcoming case against Shell Oil starting May 26 in New York City
6pm - Wine and Beer Receptionshell04
7pm - Film Screening
8pm - Panel Discussion
Artist Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st) - Map
San Francisco, CA 94110
This is a benefit screening for JINN http://www.justiceinnigerianow.org
call 415 575 5521 for more information or email [email protected]
On November 10, 1995, Nigerian environmental activist and internationally acclaimed non-violent resistance leader Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 of his Ogoni colleagues were executed by Nigeria’s brutal military dictatorship. This one hour documentary, tells the story of the rise of Saro-Wiwa and the Movement for Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and its violent suppression by the Nigerian military with the complicity of Shell Oil.
On May 26, 2009 relatives of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other MOSOP members will bring Shell to trial in New York for the company’s complicity in the death of Ogoni leaders and the destruction of Ogoni villages at the hand of the Nigerian military.
Cindy Cohn - Counsel to the plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against Chevron by Nigerian villagers for human rights abuses committed in 1998 and heard in US court last fall in San Francisco. The Chevron case is now entering the appeals process. Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its General Counsel.
Beresuanu Kingston - Ogoni activist now living in the San Francisco Bay Area who can speak first hand about Shell's abuses in Ogoniland
Join us at this benefit for Justice in Nigeria Now (JINN) to support JINN while socializing and learning about the Ogoni and the upcoming trial
Added by sdot on April 10, 2009