Entertainment One presents the dramatic thriller “Black November,” available in theaters, on VOD and iTunes today.
In the film, a volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. The film, inspired by true events tells the story of how a community rises up and takes drastic measures to make sure their voices are heard.
Written and directed by Nigerian filmmaker Jeta Amata, “Black November” stars Mickey RourkeKim BasingerAnne HecheSarah Wayne CalliesVivica A. Fox.
“We are thrilled to have Entertainment One as our partner. They have provided a well-supported platform so that this riveting story is given a broader reach and impact,” said Jeta Amata. “I am confident that this film will inspire others to reach beyond their borders to forge cross border partnerships in order to usher in more thought-provoking films.”
The title is derived from the month in which Nigerian activist, writer, and television producer Kenule “Ken” Saro-Wiwa was executed in 1995. He led many non-violent campaigns against the operations of the multi-national petroleum industry, as well as the Nigerian government, who was reluctant to enforce regulations. At the peak of his non-violent campaign, he was tried by a special military tribunal for allegedly murdering the Ogoni chiefs at a pro-government meeting. He was then hanged in 1995, provoking international outrage and resulting in Nigeria’s suspension from the Commonwealth Nations for over three years.
“Black November” is not yet rated. Running time is 96 minutes.
Look for the film at your local theater, as well as on VOD and iTunes today. .
eOne has a new release trailer for the film, which is embedded below: