Dispatches From The Gulf

Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The films "Dispatches from the Gulf" investigate the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico in the years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in April 2010. That’s when the world's ninth largest body of water became a place where thousands of communities and millions of citizens were put in jeopardy by a single incident – the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Today, a global team of scientists is working together to protect and restore one of our planet's most valuable natural resources. Their ultimate goal is to learn how to cope with the challenges of future oil spills.

"Dispatches From The Gulf" is a three-part documentary series from the documentary television series "Journey to Planet Earth".

"Dispatches From The Gulf 1" was released in 2015, followed by "Dispatches From The Gulf 2" in 2017 and the third "Dispatches From The Gulf 3" in 2020.

Director(s): Hal Weiner, Marilyn Weiner
Production: Hal Weiner, Marilyn Weiner
Music: Jack Neu
Actors: Matt Damon, Robert Craft, Thomas Dardar, David Chauvin, Al Sunseri, Chuck Wilson, Edward B.Overton, Eric D’Asaro, Helga Huntely, Georgina Cox, Martin Grosell, Kristen Koehler, Uta Passow, Antonietta Quigg
Year: 2020
Duration: 55 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Mexico, United States
Screening rights: Screenscope ()
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Main topic(s): Energy Oceans
Secondary topics: soil renewables fossil fuel toxins politics regeneration water cycle wildlife cooperation
Mentions: oil oil pollution research Gulf of Mexico environment ecosystem dolphins sharks economy science regeneration investigation laboratory adaptation future
Topic Page(s): Energy Oceans

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