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The Naked Option: A Last Resort

Candace Schermerhorn
Candace Schermerhorn

"The Naked Option: A Last Resort", a feature length documentary film now in production, reveals how local women in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta use 'stripping naked', a serious cultural taboo, to fight environmental and cultural ruin by the world's most powerful corporate giants. Fed up with the loss of their livelihoods, their inability to feed their families and the violence that rips through this militarized zone, Niger Delta women are organizing across ethnic boundaries and taking over where men have failed. At the risk of being raped, beaten or murdered - the women are prepared and armed - but not with anything you can see.