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The Great Invisible

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THE GREAT INVISIBLE A stark examination of the devastating 2010 oil rig explosion off the coast of Alabama

The Great Invisible

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
92 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/09/14
performer:
Meccah Boynton-Brown, Doug Brown, Bob Cavnar
director:
Margaret Brown

We gave it an A-

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, an enormous oil rig off the coast of Alabama, went up in flames. Eleven workers died in the explosion, and more than 176 million gallons of peanut-butter-thick crude spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Outrage is the fuel that drives Margaret Brown’s fiery doc, The Great Invisible, as she interviews local fishermen who lost their jobs, scarred survivors of the accident who were on the rig and admit that safety took a backseat to profit, and oil-industry fat cats who pin the blame on our country’s sense of entitlement when it comes to cheap energy. Most of all, it’s a sobering look at a part of coastal America that will never be the same again. A-

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