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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 62 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2015
Available in French: No

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the worst ecologic disaster in North American history. Amazingly those aren't the worst things facing Louisiana's coastline today. It is that the state is fast disappearing through coastal erosion caused largely by oil and gas industry activity.
A follow-up to our 2010 film SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories, this new film introduces us to some of the spill's most aggrieved victims as well as those who are desperately trying to save its coastline. Writer and historian John Barry who launched a suit against 97 oil and gas companies attempting to get them to pay their fair share for reparations caused by their explorations. Consultant and native son James Carville who manages to find some hope in new technologies that may save the coast. And Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, the man who saved New Orleans post-Katrina, whose new passion is for a Green Army he has recruited.
Fishermen, scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and oil-rig workers document how the coast of Louisiana has changed. What really happened to all that oil? What about the dispersant used to push it beneath the surface? How has the spill impacted local economies as well as human health and the health of both marine life and the Gulf itself? How much resilience is left in the people and coastline? 
"A balanced and quality educational film...As one who lived through Deepwater Horizon and has studied its effects, this film should be mandatory to all natural resource managers, federal regulatory agencies, and politicians who push for more offshore oil/gas development in areas in reach of sensitive wetland resources that drive economic and cultural prosperity and those coastal communities that depend on these vital coastal resources."
- Dr. Mark Peterson, Professor of Coastal Studies, University of Southern Mississippi,
Co-author, Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America
"This documentary stars the people affected by not only the Deepwater Horizon oil spill but decades of natural and mad-made environmental degradation. After The Spill is a lesson in Civics, Economics, History, and Anthropology demonstrating the imbalance in economic prosperity of our citizens and the continued degradation of the environment they live in."
- Christopher Green, Associate Professor of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University,
Co-author, Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America
DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.

Screened at:

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Woodstock Film Festival
Louisiana International Film Festival
Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival

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