Young Professionals 'Big Men': The Money, Power & Politics Of

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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston says
The critically-acclaimed documentary Big Men’s central story follows those on the inside of a small start-up exploration company, Texas based Kosmos Energy. With unprecedented, independent access, Big Men’s crew filmed inside the oil company as Kosmos and its partners discovered and worked to develop the first commercial oil field in Ghana’s history. Simultaneously the crew filmed in the swamps of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, following the exploits of a militant gang to reveal another side of the economy of oil: people trying to profit in any way possible, because they’ve given up on waiting for decades for the money to trickle down.

Renowned documentary film maker Rachel Boynton skillfully presents all sides of the issues without taking a position, allowing the audience to reflect and decide for themselves. What happens when a massive amount of oil is discovered in a still developing nation? How will the events play out and impact keen businessmen, powerful but politically vulnerable politicians and the average citizen? And can Ghana, one of Africa’s most advanced and successful nations, chart a better course with its newly found riches than the decades of disappointment in Nigeria?

George Owusu who is featured prominently through the documentary will join the questions and session after the film. Owusu and his E.O. Group played a key part in the discovery of Ghana's offshore Jubilee Field which remains one of the largest offshore oil discoveries in West Africa to date. Currently he is the principal at Mansa Capital, an international private equity firm. Owusu spent nearly three decades of his professional career as an environmental scientist and also actively worked to attract foreign investment into Ghana's oil industry. Together with his wife, Angelina, the couple run the George and Angelina Owusu Foundation, a non-profit focused on various initiatives in education, healthcare and economic development in Ghana

Please note that unlike other YP events, food is not included in the ticket price. Food and drink will be available for purchase from the theater's bar and restaurant.

Free Parking - If you use the City of Houston underground parking lots (located under / near the theater) Sundance Cinemas will reimburse you for the cost of parking. After paying $10 to enter the underground parking, bring your parking receipt to the Sundance Cinemas box office and they will refund you with $10 cash.
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By: World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

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