Niet alleen in Groningen pleegt Shell en de NAM roofbouw op onze planeet. Wat Shell in Nigeria heeft gedaan valt niet te negeren. Alleen in Nigeria hebben de mensen al moeten vluchten voor de gevolgen, zoals te zien is in deze 360 VR reportage van Contrast VR.

Oil In Our Creeks from Contrast VR on Vimeo.

Lessi Phillips was only 16 years old in 2008 when a Shell Oil pipeline burst pouring an un-assessed amount of oil into the mangrove swamps near her village for 77 days. The pipeline ran under the creeks of the Niger Delta in her small town of Bodo City Nigeria and the leaking oil devastated the diverse ecosystem, destroying the vibrant local fisheries and farms. It pushed families like hers to find new places to live and sent a once thriving community into a downwards economic and social spiral. Nearly ten years later Lessi has graduated from university and returns to Bodo City where she shows us both the environmental devastation that has impacted her community and also the work that she does with young women to revive hope as the community grapples with its long road to recovery.

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