Washington D.C. Premiere


(c) Green Planet Production

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Health and the Environment Film Series

THE BIG FIX (USA, 2011, 89 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Examining the causes andconsequences of the catastrophic 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, this deeply personal documentary investigates the corporate negligence and political corruption that have made Louisiana more of an “oil colony” than a state in our union. Exposing both the media’s failure to report the story and government’s cooperation in assisting BP to cover up the true extent of the disaster, the film also points to the after effects of the spill, both in the water and on shore. The filmmakers spent a year traveling along the Gulf Coast collecting eyewitness testimony from fishermen and sickened citizens and capturing the views of public officials, scientists, oil company officials, industry experts and leading environmental attorneys. One of the filmmakers experienced the impact of the spill first-hand as she became severely poisoned from exposure to highly toxic crude oil and the chemical dispersant Corexit, which is still being sprayed. The film offers shocking evidence that humans and wildlife populations along the Gulf Coast continue to get sick from the BP oil spill. Directed by Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell.

Discussion with filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium

1530 P St., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle)

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