Perspective is a three part, 30 minute documentary film project looking at how communities are affected by mining activities in three African countries, Côte D’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria.
The project explores the right to free prior and informed consent, grievance mechanisms, corporate social responsibility, the transparency of the contract phase, compensation, the environmental legacy, and economic impact, while focusing very pragmatically on the everyday struggle of West Africans living and working in communities impacted by extractive industries. In highlighting the challenges that arise in the shadow of industry, the project exposes the resilience of people whose lives have been impacted by mining – giving voice to their concerns and aspirations.
What We did
Refined Creative produced shot and edited this documentary.
Behind The Scenes
OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA
Director/Editor/ DP – Emmanuel Etim
Writer – Emmet Williams
Associate Producer – Hassatou Diallo
Ghana Production Manager/Assistant Editor – Kojovi Edem Abba
Ghana Production Assistant/Twi Translator – Kweku Ntim
Nigeria Photographer – Emmanuel Otokpa – Blaze
Editor – PK Richardson
Narrator – Nana Mensah
Sound Editor – Luciano Vignola
Music Production and Score – Jayso
Music Supervisor – Manifest
Art Director and Motion Graphic – Xi Lin