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Crossroads Festival: The Big Fix (USA/2011)

89 min; Eng.O.V.; Buch, Regie: Josh and Rebecca Tickell

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig sank into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. Until the oil well was killed on September 19th, 205 million gallons of crude oil and over 1.8 million gallons of chemical dispersant spread into the sea. By exposing the root causes of the spill, filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell un- cover a vast network of corruption. The Big Fix is a damning indictment of a system of government led by a powerful oligarchy that puts the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.

The filmmakers spent over a year of their lives along the Gulf Coast. While filming Rebecca was severely poisoned as a result of exposure to highly toxic crude oil and the Corexit dispersant. The result of their effort is a compelling indictment of both BP's and the Obama administration's response to the spill. Numerous Gulf coast residents; fishermen, sickened citizens, public officials, scientists, oil company officials, industry experts, and leading environmental attorneys speak to the spill and both the media's failure to report the story and the government's deliberate cooperation in assisting BP in covering up the true extent of the blowout. The Tickell's have produced a truly must-see documentary film which will inform, anger, and rouse to action a great many people who are fortunate enough to see it.

+ Q&A mit Filmemacherin Rebecca Harrell Tickell *live via Videostream*

In Kooperation mit dem Crossroads Festival.

 

Mo.21.05.2012 @ Forum Stadtpark

Start: 18.00 Uhr >> EINTRITT FREI!

Screening: Mo.21.05.2012

Link: Trailer

Link: www.thebigfixmovie.com