Sweet Crude

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Sweet Crude
Sweet Crude.jpg
Directed bySandy Cioffi
Produced byKate Wolf, Sandy Cioffi, Tammi Sims, Leslye Wood
Written byLeslye Wood, Sandy Cioffi, Jill Freidberg
Music byJulie Wolf
CinematographySean Porter, Cliff Worsham, Sandy Cioffi, Pamela Dore
Edited byJill Freidberg
Release date
  • June 3, 2009 (2009-06-03) (Seattle International Film Festival)
  • August 14, 2009 (2009-08-14) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States

Sweet Crude is a documentary film about Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta directed by Sandy Cioffi. The film premiered in April 2009 at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and has since screened at 30 film festivals around the world and has won numerous awards.

On April 12, 2008, members of the Sweet Crude filmmaking crew were detained by the Nigerian military Joint Task Force while traveling by boat in the Niger Delta. The crew was taken into custody and subsequently handed over to the Nigerian State Security Services.[1] They were held for seven days without being charged and without access to legal counsel. They were released Friday, April 18.

From the Sweet Crude website:


Sweet Crude has been nominated at Oaxaca Film Fest.


  1. ^ Rolph, Amy (2008-04-14). "Seattle film crew arrested in Nigeria". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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