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After the Spill

USA – 2015

Clean Energy Feature Films Films


  • Wednesday, September 14 - 11:00am
    Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Santo Domingo
  • Friday, September 16 - 6:00pm
    Alianza Francesa de Santo Domingo (AFSD), Santo Domingo

Six years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in 2010, has life returned to normal along Louisiana’s coastline? Or has it been changed forever? When the well exploded we were putting the finishing touches on SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories, which we’d begun filming in 2008. That film captured a way of life in SoLa pre-spill that many now believe will never return.

Director: Jon Bowermaster

Country: USA

Year: 2015

Duration: 62min

Language: English

Subtitles: Spanish


Dear_President_Obama_Director_1Jon Bowermaster 

Jon Bowermaster is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker. Seeing the world from the seat of a sea kayak has given Bowermaster a one-of-a-kind look at both the health of the planet’s oceans and the lives of the people around the globe who depend on them. His most recent films look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State and why so many coastal residents never learn to swim, though they live just a couple feet above sea level. Antarctica 3D, On the Edge is the first 3D film to be shot in Antarctica. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF).

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