Only a few days after the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Planet Green will premiere “Stories from the Gulf: Living with the Oil Disaster.”
The April 20, 2010 event led to the largest off-shore oil spill in U.S. history, releasing an estimated 205.8 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico.
Produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and presented by actor/environmentalist Robert Redford, "Stories from the Gulf" will focus on the residents impacted by the disaster, and how they're coping today.
“Many Gulf residents live with the fallout of April 20, 2010 every day,” said Peter Lehner, NRDC executive director. “Nearly one year later, the aftermath of the spill persists. This film provides a voice to the voiceless in a region of our country decimated by natural and man-made disasters.”
According to the release, the short half-hour documentary is based on audio interviews and will include "stunning" original photography. There will be no interviews with scientific experts, as producers instead decided to make the conversations between family members, friends and colleagues.
“The people of the Gulf Coast still live with the oil disaster," Redford remarks in the opening narration. "And they have something to say.”
"Stories from the Gulf: Living with the Oil Disaster" premieres on April 23, at 3 p.m. ET on Planet Green. Check out a trailer below:
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