19:15, Thursday 18th June, Waterside 3

Director/Anthropologist: Juliet Brown, Andre Singer
Year of Release: 2014
Duration: 58 mins
Country of Production: UK
Location: USA
Ethnic Group: American
Language: English

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. Taking a look inside the island community, Juliet Brown reveals the devastating repercussions of the worst man-made environmental disaster in US history and explores whether the excessive use of chemical dispersants has meant the clean up effort has been more destructive to human health than the spill itself. The film gives a voice to a marginalized community living at the accident’s Ground Zero, where the oil first washed ashore.

Return to the 2015 film programme