Before the world premiere of Duty of Care, we will show the short Shell en de olieramp in Nigeria.
Although Shell claims that they are not responsible for the oil pollution in Nigeria, the short film Shell en de olieramp in Nigeria (made by VICE) proves the contrary. Milieudefensie and four farmers filed the lawsuit against Shell in Nigeria. The 13-year trial set an inconceivable legal precedent; a compensation to Nigerian farmers. The short film tells the story of this trial from the eyes of human rights lawyer Channa Samkalden.
This documentary was made by VICE in collaboration with Milieudefensie.
After the screening of Duty of Care, moderator Ama van Dantzig speaks with filmmaker Nic Balthazar and director Donald Pols (Milieudefensie) about the registration of these milestones. What do they think is the importance of these cases and why were they sexy enough to make a movie about? Campaigner Nine de Pater (Milieudefensie), Nigerian activist Taiwo Feyisipo and legal superstar Roger Cox are also present at the Q&A. What is the meaning of the court decisions? And how do Nine, Taiwo and Roger plan to keep Shell and the Dutch government on their toes?