Ecocide

The residents of Grand Isle, the last inhabited barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, thought they were living in paradise until the 2010 BP oil spill hit their shores.

The film uses testimony from this island community to reveal the devastating repercussions that continue to plague them.

On April 20th 2010 the Deepwater Horizon, a Transocean-owned, BP-leased oil rig exploded. The blaze claimed the lives of 11 workers and the uncapped well gushed for 87 days pouring an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the sea. It is considered the worst man-made environmental disaster in US history. The accident happened a 100 miles from Grand Isle, the last inhabited barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, 3 hours south of New Orleans…


Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30pm


Abramson Family Auditorium
NYU Washington, DC
1307 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005


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