On this day in the US that this nation celebrates it’s independence, my home country of Nigeria is suffering from an environmental crisis which is often ignored or overlooked. Nowhere to Run is an award-winning documentary which tells that story. Check out the trailer at the end of this post and if you can get to a showing in Abuja, DC or NJ this week, please go and spread the word!

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Nowhere to Run, the documentary shot, directed, and edited by my brother Dan McCain at Core Productions, Lagos, narrated by Ken Saro Wiwa Jr., and featuring Nigeria’s leading environmentalist Nnimo Bassey of Mother Earth Foundation,  (with a script written by Louis Rheeder and myself) just won the award for best short documentary at The African Film Festival (TAFF), Dallas. It had been nominated for three awards, Best Short Documentary, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. So I got up this morning and searched twitter for it. Amara Nwankpa, representing the ‘Yar Adua Centre (which produced the film) at the festival, tweeted the news.

It has been gratifying to see the film get so much attention. Back in April, it won the Grand Jury prize at the Green Me film festival

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