By: Olaseni Olabisi

This critique shows the extent to which our conceptualisation, understanding and view of the ecosystem nature are inherently engendered. In other words, how they might be biased, controlled and inbalance in terms of their gender differences.

As a result, a systematic review that aim to understand the relationship between gender and ecosystem service perceptions using Jeta Amata’s movie “Black November” to summarize conclusion from this emerging topic and patterns “An Eco-Critic of the female gender leadership” will be identified.

The female gender had been taken to nothing, less than the roaring lioness in a painted jungle, lying helpless on the plagued petal which has affected the leadership status of our ecosystem, especially in Africa. Jeta Amata obviously engraved this on a big slate in his movie, Black November.

Black November is a representation of the volatile oil-rich delta region of Nigeria where the people’s fishing livelihood is destroyed by the oil-spillage that engulfs the rivers, killing aquatic lives. The film depicts filthiness and degradation from neglect or poverty which aggravates the sensibilities of the militant youth of the community.

Film has however remain a powerful medium and a great tool for the identification of social, historical and religious thematic issues as stated in paragraph three as well as contributions of various gender hero to the development of diverse Eco system.

In African societies for instance, film has captured the realities of existence thereby making its audience conscious about issues that happened in the past, by displaying the the current realities and proffering a leeway out for many misconstrued philosophies of life in which Black November is not an exception.

Hence, it should be noted that the female gender is a representation of strength and valour as depicted in Black November.

Olabisi Olaseni