In 2010, the world watched in horror as crude oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. While BP and the US Coast Guard scrambled to fix the situation, independent reporters were banned from the site and eyewitnesses were gagged. Three months later, the leak was stopped and BP fell silent. However, a new explosive documentary sheds light on what really happened behind the scenes.
The documentary features interviews with oil industry insiders, lawyers, fishermen, and marine toxicologists who expose the toxic clean-up methods chosen by BP and the growing difficulties faced by the oil industry. Caught between a rising demand for oil and the urge to maximize profits by cutting corners, international corporations are increasingly being called to account for their actions. This documentary is a fascinating look at the power-play between our thirst for oil, nature, and international corporations.