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Season 27, Episode 9 Big Men

First Aired: August 25, 2014

An American company's quest for oil in Ghana is chronicled. The documentary also explores conditions in nearby Nigeria, where the country's 50-year-old oil industry has done little for the people of the Niger Delta, many of whom live in abject poverty.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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