Oxfam America – Follow the Money animation
Oxfam America have just released a short animation which follows the journey of resource rents.
It was made to generate support for a piece of US legislation called the Energy Security Through Transparency Act, which would require oil, gas, and mining companies to publicly disclose payments made to governments. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senators Richard Lugar, Benjamin Cardin and others in September 2009, and both the Senate and House will work to pass legislation in 2010.
With more than half of the world’s poorest people living in countries rich in natural resources, this legislation would provide citizens with vital information to hold their governments accountable.
Oxfam America’s site is here – http://www.oxfamamerica.org/campaigns/extractive-industries/animated-short
Well worth a look.