DCEFF: Earth Day Celebration

Shorts: Presented by the National Museum of Women in the Arts

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Co-presented by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Women in Film and Video

Selina Asekon Chumchum always started her day the same way, by chasing the chickens off the roof of her modest hut just outside of Lokichar, Turkana -- her ancestral home. That was, until one morning, large trucks started filing by. UK-based Tullow Oil had actually struck oil and was -- without consultation -- building oil drilling facilities across the region. Chumchum moves to mobilize the women in her area to ensure that together their voice is heard; despite resistance from the men in their community, they continue to oppose the corporation that threatens to snatch away their sovereignty and way of life.

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  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Country
  • Premiere
    D.C. Premiere
  • Director
    Anjali Nayar