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Witness from Amnesty International

Sep 29, 2020

2008. Amnesty researcher, Audrey Gaughran gets a call from a contact in the Niger Delta saying there’s been a massive oil spill in the village of Bodo. The white sandy beaches are covered with crude; local livelihoods are destroyed. Shell – keen to downplay the damage – have offered token recompense. How can the inhabitants fight back? 

Hear the extraordinary David and Goliath story of how one village took on a giant of the oil industry… and won. 

It was the sense that a company was able to dismiss a community so totally that the oil could keep spilling and lines be spun and no one seemed to care. There was something very disturbing about how all those people’s lives could just be so completely dismissed.”