NB This programme is in Dutch.
Multinationals and governments are no longer above the law and are responsible for the damage they inflict on local communities and humanity. That is the conclusion of the groundbreaking lawsuits that Milieudefensie and Urgenda, together with visionary lawyers, brought against Shell and the Dutch government. Shell is responsible for the pollution caused by oil extraction in Nigeria and the role it plays in global warming. Our government is committed to protecting its citizens against climate change by means of treaties and its own laws. A huge success. And what next?
Before the world premiere of Duty of Care, we will show the short Shell and the oil spill in Nigeria. Then moderator Ama van Dantzig speaks with filmmaker Nic Balthazar and director Donald Pols (Milieudefensie) about documenting these milestones. What do they think is the importance of these cases and why were they sexy enough to make a movie about? After the screening, Ama will talk to filmmaker Hilde Brontsema and campaigner Nine de Pater (Milieudefensie), and legal superstar Roger Cox. What is the meaning of the court decisions? And how do Hilde, Nine and Roger plan to keep Shell and the Dutch government on their toes?