Back in the mid-1990s, I remember my dial-up modem and my very first email address. One of the first (if not the first) campaign websites to go global was Mcspotlight, which tracked the "McLibel" trial - the longest ever in British history. I remember going to the trial itself in Aldwych. It was electrifying to see the the globalising potential of the internet unfold in real time.
Now, one of the people involved behind the scenes in the McLibel trial, Franny Armstrong, is about to premiere her first film, The Age of Stupid, which stars Pete Postlethwaite and is partly set in the Niger-Delta. See here for an interview with Franny in yesterday's Guardian, and here to see the trailer, and here for the Age of Stupid's Vimeo (an interview with Franny here is perhaps the best place to start with the Vimeo).
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