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In pictures: 'Black November'

Published 6:28 AM ET, Fri March 29, 2013
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Jeta Amata is a prominent Nigerian filmmaker from a family of movie stars. Wells & Jeta Entertainment
His latest film, "Black November," features a roster of Hollywood stars, including Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. Wells & Jeta Entertainment
Musicians Wyclef Jean and Akon also appear in "Black November," a drama about Nigeria's Niger Delta region. Wells & Jeta Entertainment
Amata grew up in the Niger Delta and says he'd wanted for years to make a film about the region. The area is the world's third largest wetland but decades of oil drilling had turned it into one of the most oil-polluted places on Earth. Dario Cantatore/Getty Images for Wells and Jeta Entertainment/file
The movie also features some of Nollywood's biggest names, including Amata's wife, Mbong. Dario Cantatore/Getty Images for Wells and Jeta Entertainment/file
Angelle Kwemo, Vivica Fox, Jeta Amata, Jeta's wife Mbong Amata and Enyinna Nwigwe (l-r) pose for a photo at the "Black November "screening in Washington, on May 8, 2012. Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Black November/file