SOPHIE OKONEDO has taken a leading role in a new short film created by Amnesty International which calls on oil company Shell to take responsibility for its actions in the Niger Delta – an area of Nigeria which is roughly the size of Scotland.
The dramatic two-minute film called Livelihoods throws a spotlight on the devastating impact of oil pollution across the Niger Delta as it artistically depicts various individuals’ work being ruined by oil. The film was released online yesterday and you can watch it below.
Royal Dutch Shell is one of a number of oil companies operating in the Niger Delta, where there has been a massive 2,000 major oil spills, ruining the lives of the millions of people who live in the region. And this week (Thursday 26 April) Shell is expected to announce first quarter results that will run into billions of pounds.
The new film marks the start of an international week of action taken by thousands of Amnesty supporters in countries around the world, including the UK.