The Great Invisible by Participant Media

Tuesday, October 11
7:15PM - 9:30PM
Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz
320 E 6th St

Oeeco0482

539525

Todd Woody
Speaker
Participant Media/TakePart - Editorial Dir Environment

Summary

The evening will begin with a screening of the short Film Hidden Connections.

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. Documentarian Margaret Brown traveled to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the environmental disaster. Years later, the Southerners 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.

Seated is limited for this screening. Please arrive early.

Event Type:
Special Event
Format:
Film

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