Center Aisle Cinema: "Big Men"

Wednesday, September 12 › 6:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

What happens when desperately poor people discover an incredibly valuable resource coveted by multinational corporations? A complement to this year's One Read selection, "Big Men" is a window into a secret world, where shady characters make oil deals worth billions of dollars and heavily armed militants and mercenaries lurk. Filmed with unprecedented access, this documentary by Rachel Boynton follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy over a four-year period as they developed the first commercial oil field in Ghana. A 2014 True/False Film Fest selection. (2013, not rated, 99 min.)

Registration: Not required.