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The Great Invisible Programme 2019

by Margaret Brown International Documentary Film / Competition

The water is a sea of flames, billowing clouds of black smoke – hell on earth. On April 20, 2010, the oilrig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing a major environmental disaster. The leaking oil spread like an epidemic over the surface of the sea – with devastating consequences for both humanity and nature. A resident of the Gulf region, filmmaker Margaret Brown allows various parties, both those affected and those involved, to have their say in THE GREAT INVISIBLE. We hear from two former employees on the platform, relatives of accident victims, unemployed fishermen, residents of the Gulf Coast region and representatives of the oil industry. The film examines the complex issue of oil recovery from different perspectives. Both enlightening and emotionally charged, this doc highlights both the risks of and our dependence on this commodity.


  • Genre: DOC: Environment & Nature
  • Country, Year: USA, 2014
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Margaret Brown
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  • Cinematography: Adam Stone, Jody Lee Lipes, Jeff Peixoto
  • Editors: Robin Schwartz, Tyler Hubby
  • Music: David Wingo
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  • Producers: Margaret Brown, Julie Goldman, Jason Orans
  • Executive Producers: John Battsek, Sally Jo Fifer, Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann
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  • Production Companies: Motto Pictures, Gigantic Pictures
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