Directed Produced/Edited for NMAP by Amara Untermeyer and Dan Ramirez @ Burgeon Media
Director of Photography - Benjamin Wu/Leigh Lacobucci
Nigeria boasts of more than 250 tribes, 521 languages and a population of 158 million people - all living in an area twice the size of California. Combine this social complexity with environmental abuse and human rights offenses, and you're bound to hit some hurdles when launching a social justice media campaign within the country. This was the case with Nigerian NGO "SERAC" (Social Economic Rights Action Center).
After many attempts and four different producers, SERAC's story would spend a year in an editing bay waiting for somebody to solidify the organization's message.
Burgeon Media Principals stepped in to salvage the project. What followed were four short advocacy videos and a short documentary that were crafted into powerful tools for SERAC's effort to uphold social justice in Nigeria. The videos have since been used to influence the African Commission for Human and People's Rights, the Lagos Government, and Nigerian Federal Government to respect the social and economic rights of Nigerians.