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Title: Shell: Clean It Up
Description: **NOTE EMBARGO**
3rd November 2015

Campaign video produced by Amnesty International urging multinational oil company, Shell, to clean up its oil spills, specifically in Africa around the Niger Delta. Ogoniland is only one part of the Niger Delta that has been affected by oil pollution. Royal Dutch Shell and the Italian multinational oil giant ENI have admitted to more than 550 oil spills in the Niger Delta in the year up to August 2015, according to an Amnesty International analysis of the companies’ latest figures. By contrast, on average, there were only 10 spills a year across the whole of Europe between 1971 and 2011.

In Bodo Creek in Ogoniland, Nigeria, two oil spills (August/December 2008) destroyed thousands of livelihoods. Oil poured from faults in the Trans-Niger Pipeline for weeks, covering the area in a thick slick of oil. Amnesty and our partner, the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, worked with the community to get the oil company responsible - Shell - to clean up its mess and pay proper compensation. Finally in December 2014, the Bodo community won a long-awaited victory when they were awarded an unprecedented £55million in compensation from Shell after legal action in the UK.
Duration: 00:01:08
Notes (on language or music rights etc): -
Keywords: CONCERN: Business and Human Rights
Tags: Corporate Accountability, Shell, Pollution, oil, spill, Ogoniland, Nigeria, Niger delta, community, activists, clean up, environment, environmental, environmental damage, #makethefuture, Could your idea change the world?, Shell commercial, Could you idea change the world?, Niger Delta Shell - 2015, Shell, Pollution, oil, spill, Ogoniland, Nigeria, Niger delta, community, activists, clean up, environment, environmental, environmental damage, ND 2015, Oil
Copyright Type: Mixed
Copyright Credit: Amnesty International
Agreement Type: Unrestricted
Agreement Notes: -
Shotlist/Transcript List Public: Title board:
"Could your idea change the world?"
Shell commercial 2014

We wait our entire lives.
We wait until we're 16 to drive...
Until we're 18 to vote
We postpone raising a family until we have a good job.
We wait on raises and pay our dues.
But nothing...
nothing on this planet is more frustrating than waiting for something that feels like it will never come

[Our messaging takes over]

But what if we didn't have to wait?
What if Shell finally cleaned up over 50 years...  Read more
Date Photo or Video Created: 12/10/2015 00:00
Place Created: UK
Size: 47.23 MB; 1920 x 1080 pixels; 1 minute 11 seconds;
Embargo Date: 03/11/2015
ID: 219884
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