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THE GREAT INVISIBLE (Documentary)
SXSW Grand Jury Prize Winner
On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the
Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the
Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil rig operated by BP in the
Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of 126 rig crewmembers and injured many
more, setting off a fireball that was seen 35 miles away. After burning for two
days, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in
American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping
hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic
ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile
ecosystem, and raising serious questions about the safety of continued
deep-water offshore drilling.
Brown traveled to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the environmental disaster. Years later, the Southern Americans still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion provide first-hand accounts of their ongoing experience, long after the story has faded from the front page.
Director: Margaret Brown "The Order of Myths" "Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt"
Co-Production Company: Participant Media "An Inconvenient Truth" "Food, Inc." "Citizen Four"
Running Time: 92 Minutes - Release Date in US on 2014.
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