Dirty Energy

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November 2nd, 2013, 4:15pm – 6:00pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L11 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico taking the lives of 11 workers, pouring millions of barrels of oil into the ocean and creating one of the worst environmental disasters in history. Dirty Energy tells the personal story of those directly affected by the spill who are now struggling to rebuild their lives amidst economic devastation and long-term health risks. The fate of the Gulf region and its inhabitants is largely unknown. The systematic failures of BP and the federal government to properly confront this environmental calamity with honesty and integrity has powerful consequences, but sadly the human cost has been greatly underestimated and hidden from the public. Still today, the people of the Gulf are fighting to preserve their endangered way of life. This is their story. Social Justice Award, Santa Barbara International Film Festival