Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Contact: Tony Ladd · email@example.com · 865-3640
Location: 114 Miller Hall
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 BP workers and spewing 200 million barrles of oil into the ocean.
On Earth Day, three years after the explosion, Loyola's Environment Program and Film Buffs presents the film "Dirty Energy" which brings to light the personal stories of the Louisiana fishermen and local residents directly impacted by the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. Filmmaker Bryan D. Hopkins takes us into the lives and homes of the people as they struggle to rebuild their lives and contend with emerging health crises related to the toxic dispersants used to clean up the spill.
Q & A will follow the viewing with Director Bryan Hopkins and film participants Aaron Viles, Deputy Director of the Gulf Restoration Network and George Barisich, leader within the St. Bernard Fisherman's Association. Dr. Anthony Ladd of the Loyola University Sociology Department and Environment Program, will moderate.