New film on BP oil disaster


This video says about itself:

The Great Invisible | Official Trailer

6 March 2014

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history.

By Gerri Miller in the USA:

‘The Great Invisible’ explores the environmental and psychological aftermath of the Gulf oil spill

New film documents the environmental and personal damage caused by the 2010 disaster

It has been more than four years since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform killed 11 crew members and unleashed 2.4 million gallons of petroleum per day into the Gulf of Mexico, but the effects of the disaster are still being felt. The devastating pollution has impacted the fishing industry and those who rely on it, not to mention the ecosystem. Recovery also eludes the survivors and the families of those who died who are still battling BP, which leased the oil platform, for restitution. Meanwhile, oil drilling continues with more than 3,500 offshore rigs in the Gulf, dozens of newly approved pipelines and no new regulations to prevent history from repeating itself.

Filmmaker Margaret Brown spent the better part of four years interviewing struggling fishermen, Deepwater Horizon survivors, oil industry insiders and others to tell the deeper story of the disaster and its aftermath in her documentary “The Great Invisible,” winner of the grand jury prize at the SXSW Film Festival. The film opens on Oct. 29 in New York and Los Angeles, followed by a national release.

“I decided to make a movie that looks at the South through the prism of oil production and consumption. It became so much larger than simply what happened to these people when I started to look at what our collective responsibility really is,” says Brown, who previously made “Be Here to Love Me” and the Peabody Award-winning documentary “The Order of Myths.” She shared her insights with MNN.

BP SPILL LEAVES OILY RING ON OCEAN FLOOR “The BP oil spill left an oily ‘bathub ring’ on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows. The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig.” [AP]

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama beaches, study finds: here.

A new study shows that “missing” BP oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster could be at the bottom of the ocean: here.

Thursday, November 20, 2014. One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico today, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The explosion happened about 4 p.m. on board an oil rig roughly 12 miles off the coast of New Orleans: here.

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