In the Niger delta, armed militia groups and Nigerian government forces fight a bloody battle over the great natural resources in the area. For even though several multinational oil companies are making a healthy profit from their operations in the delta, the locals see nothing but poverty and pollution. Faced with this shameless, systematic exploitation, many of them see no other choice than to engage in armed struggle. In DELTA BOYS we are given a glimpse into the life and philosophy of the militants.
ANDREW BERENDS is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. He started his film studies at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University where he graduated in 1994. Filmmaker ANDREW BERENDS strives to tell intimate and meaningful stories, even in the midst of volatile environments. His previous films include THE BLOOD OF MY BROTHER and WHEN ADNAN COMES HOME. For THE BLOOD OF MY BROTHER Berends received the International Documentary Association 2006 "Courage Under Fire" award.