Take Light: An Elegy to Nigeria’s Dirty Energy Habit

A new documentary by filmmaker Shasha Nakhai tells the human story of Nigeria’s energy crisis and how people adapt in times of need. Take Light showcases a community in Port Harcourt struggling with the complex realities of an over-taxed electrical grid. The film follows Martins, an electrical lineworker who daily faces the ramifications of local residents illegally taking power from the grid. Nakhai does not paint … Continue reading Take Light: An Elegy to Nigeria’s Dirty Energy Habit

Artists for Soup Resists Climate Change in Nicaragua

One of the most challenging hurdles in the way of resisting climate change is the elusive nature of its virtual invisibility. In Nicaragua and around the world, deforestation, toxins spread by war and industrial agriculture, oil spills, and species extinction all happen out of sight, often preventing the large-scale grassroots activism we might find with other crises. How can climate change become something we see? … Continue reading Artists for Soup Resists Climate Change in Nicaragua