The Great Invisible

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Friday, July 10, 2015
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

The Great Invisible: On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico drilling a well owned in majority by BP. The blast killed 11 of the 126 crew members and injured many more, setting off a fireball that was seen 35 miles away. After burning for two days, the Deepwater Horizon sank, precipitating the largest offshore oil spill in American history. Film director Margaret Brown returned to her native Gulf Coast to create this 2014 documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion as seen through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand. This film documents their ongoing experience, long after the story has faded from the front page. The “great invisible” that gives the film its title is still out there — the unseen crude that sank to the ocean floor, the unanswered questions about the consequences of oil consumption on a massive scale, and the forgotten people whose lives were forever changed by the disaster.

FREE MOVIE and open to the public! Doors open at 6:30 P.M. for refreshments and conversation. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion following.

Sponsors: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies, Meaningful Movies Project, Wedgwood Justice and Peace Coalition, The Grateful Bread, Occupy Northeast Seattle

Release Year: 2014

Running Time: 92 mins

Director: Margaret Brown

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