Big data: the Shell search
In the VPRO documentary ‘Big data: the Shell search’, director Shuchen Tan and designer Rogier Klomp investigate the secret negotiations between Royal Dutch Shell and politics. It concerns a precarious project in Iran. Supported by the Dutch government, Shell pushes de boundaries of international law.
The documentary is an example of data-driven journalism in which large amounts of data are used as a source for storytelling and analysis. Klomp’s animations combine investigative journalism with design, thus making important information understandable to a wide audience. For this work, Klomp was nominated for the Dutch Design Awards.
The documentary is the result of a collaborative project between director Shuchen Tan and designer Rogier Klomp. This project was part of the Mediafonds@Sandberg, a masterclass for filmmakers and designers organized by the Mediafonds and the Sandberg Instituut.