On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 crew members and setting off the largest oil spill in American history. For almost three months, oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, devastating the ecosystem and the surrounding communities. Five years later, the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon spill are still being felt.
In “The Great Invisible,” filmmaker Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities across Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas to explore the fallout of this environmental disaster. Brown’s film reveals how we are all still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, long after the story has faded from the front page.
Please join the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program and Ceres for a special screening of this powerful film. A discussion about how we can reduce our oil consumption will follow.
Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy Policy, Center for American Progress
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)
Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Program, Ceres
Ken Locklin, Director, Impax Asset Management, LLC; and former Director of Finance and Investment, Clean Energy Group