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Ken Saro-Wiwa : an African martyr

Author: Ken Saro-WiwaMaria Saro-WiwaChristina BarchiMary LucasMark JohnstonAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ken Saro-Wiwa, the celebrated Ogoni writer and political activist, was hanged in November 1995 by the Nigerian military dictatorship. Saro-Wiwa had been campaigning for the rights of Nigeria's Ogoni people, who have suffered from decades of resource exploitation by foreign oil companies and oppression by the Nigerian military government. This program tells Saro-Wiwa's story through his own words and those of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Interviews
Named Person: Ken Saro-Wiwa; Maria Saro-Wiwa; Ken Saro-Wiwa; Maria Saro-Wiwa
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Saro-Wiwa; Maria Saro-Wiwa; Christina Barchi; Mary Lucas; Mark Johnston; Elaine Sheppard; Nathan Sheppard; Millennium Movies (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 36022172
Notes: "FFH 6175"--Container and cassette label.
Credits: Director, Mark Johnston ; production manager, Elaine Sheppard ; production assistant, Mary Lucas ; researcher, Christina Barchi ; camera, Nathan Sheppard.
Performer(s): Narrator, Leon Herber.
Description: 1 videocassette (23 min.) : color, sound ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: African martyr
Responsibility: produced by Nathan Sheppard ; a Millennium Movies Production.

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"Ken Saro-Wiwa, the celebrated Ogoni writer and political activist, was hanged in November 1995 by the Nigerian military dictatorship. Saro-Wiwa had been campaigning for the rights of Nigeria's Ogoni people, who have suffered from decades of resource exploitation by foreign oil companies and oppression by the Nigerian military government. This program tells Saro-Wiwa's story through his own words and those of his wife and features the only in-depth interview he gave before his death."--Container.

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