After the success of his critically acclaimed documentary “Kumare”, Vikram Gandhi is back joining HBO’s Emmy nominated news magazine show, “Vice”. He travels to Papua New Guinea on the next episode of HBO’s “Vice” for the episode airing on May 9th.
As humanity’s appetite for energy grows exponentially, the global extraction industry scrambles toward some of the most remote regions on Earth to satisfy its demands. Exxon Mobil has staked its claim in the small Melanesian country of Papua New Guinea, where the American corporation is developing a $19 billion liquefied natural gas project expected to start production in late 2014.
While some see Exxon’s mammoth presence as the force that will usher the country into the 21st century, many fear it could also plunge that country into civil war. Gandhi investigates for himself.