Film Screening and Q&A "DIRTY ENERGY: Is This the Beginning or The End?"
Dirty Energy tells the personal story of those directly affected by the spill and are now struggling to rebuild their lives amidst the economic devastation and long-term health risks. A story too often glossed over by the mainstream media and ignored by those sent to Washington to represent the will of the people, not the corporations. The systematic failures by BP, the Coast Guard, and the Federal Government at large to properly confront this environmental calamity with honestly and integrity has had powerful consequences, but sadly the human cost has been greatly underestimated and hidden from the public. The BP Oil Spill and its subsequent corrupted and profit-driven cleanup have not only relentlessly polluted the Gulf’s natural environment, but have permanently dirtied the lives, relationships and social cohesion of its people.