The feature follows two journalists - keen, young Rufus and ageing, cynical Zaq - as they pursue the kidnapped European wife of an oil executive into the badlands of the Niger delta. But "the story is not always the final goal", Zaq tells Rufus at the beginning of their Conradian journey upriver, and their quest for the truth soon turns into something more complex.
A film by Newton I Aduaka
Nigeria, Feature narrative
NOTE BY THE DIRECTOR
With OIL ON WATER, I want to explore, cinematically, the ecological disaster sweeping through our time, across the globe. This is the singular most important problem staring humanity in the face today. One that we must all come to terms with in order to re enforce our search for a way to continue to exist on this planet.