The Nigerian Papilou (14) lives on the edge of a heavily polluted piece of land. In the back yard of his father, through a leak in an oil pipe, thousands of liters of crude oil ended up in the river. All crops have failed. Papilou can no longer play football without the ball ending up in the crude oil. His parents split up because the family got sick from crude oil. Now he lives in the big city and the parents of Papilou are divorced. Papilou wants the oil pollution to be cleaned up and the oil pollution to stop. He writes a letter to Shell, the oil company responsible for the pollution. But do they listen to him and will they help him?