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Shades of Grey: Shell vs. Nigeria's Ogoni People
Produced by: Eric Beauchemin
In Nigeria, the Ogoni people have been at war with the giant Anglo-Dutch petroleum company, Shell, for nearly a decade. It has been a bitter conflict between David and Goliath, a conflict full of recriminations, deceit and politics. Radio Netherlands producer Eric Beauchemin reports from both sides of the conflict. This program airs as part of the international documentary exchange series Crossing Boundaries.

Program Credits

Shades of Grey was produced by Eric Beauchemin of Radio Netherlands. It originally aired as part of the international documentary exchange series, Crossing Boundaries.

Resources

Links:
Shell Nigeria- Community Involvement
Shell discusses how the company is attempting to improve the lives of Nigerians.

Ogoni People Fact Sheet
The Unrepresented People's Organization provides information detailing facts and statistics about the Ogoni People

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People
This organization "stands for the Ogoni people's right to choose the use of our land and its resources."

Books:
Ogoni's Agonies: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Crisis in Nigeria
by: Abdul Rasheed Na'allah 1998
This book re-examines the "roles of multinational companies in contemporary Africa, and the collaborations of military dictatorship in the perpetuation of human and environmental abuses in Nigeria."

This House Has Fallen: Nigeria in Crisis
by: Karl Maier 2002
This book takes a look at the deeply rooted culture of corruption in Nigeria.

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