In 2015, after decades of speculation, billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas were found off the coast of Guyana. This discovery catapulted this often-overlooked South American country into political chaos, and onto the world stage. But what does this oil mean for Guyana? And for you? And what does the World Bank have to do with it?
Shane McMillan is a filmmaker, photographer, and educator investigating human connections to each other and the planet. As a director of photography he has shot both short and feature-length films in over 25 countries since 2015. His work with an environmental focus has sprung from collaborations with organizations like the Jane Goodall Institute, Ecosia, and the Association for Wildlife Protection, among others. His cinematography has been featured in pieces for Vox, BBC, and Arte. In 2020 Shane directed his first mid-length film Carbon Bomb, a 45-minute documentary made in partnership with the German nonprofit Urgewald. Feature films that Shane has participated in include the award winning documentary Can’t Be Silent, and the independently produced documentary Strassensamurai. Shane’s journalistic work has been featured in The New York Times, the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, Indian Country Today, Slate, NPR, and PRI’s The World. Since 2019, he has been a lecturer at the German