Humanities Institute

Film Screening: Beyond Pollution

A new collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library

Thu, April 2, 2015 | APL Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

7:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Film Screening: Beyond Pollution

Controversy and Conversation: Difficult Dialogues Film Series

Beyond Pollution will be screened at the Terrazas Branch of the Austin Public Library on April 2nd at 7.00 PM. This is the third film in the Controversy and Conversation documentary series, which takes place on the first Thursday of every month.

Synopsis: Watching his hometown and its surrounding areas being desecrated by BP's massive oil spill, director Barker White was compelled to uncover the truth. Traveling thousands of miles across the most severely impacted areas, he interviewed key experts, BP contractors, government officials, fisherman and many more. Ride along with this team of emerging filmmakers as they unveil a shocking tale of greed and corruption, which culminated into the largest man-made environmental disaster in America's history.

Being a filmmaker has been Barker White’s passion since he was a child. As he watched the footage of his hometown and its surrounding areas being desecrated by the BP's recent massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a desire was ignited to dig deeper into the subject and uncover the causes behind this environmental disaster. Being a native of the Gulf Coast, Barker has taken up the responsibility to create a documentary that would show the gulf coast residents’ perspective has worked with incredible resolve to make this documentary a true success.

Trailer for Beyond Pollution.

Read more about the film here.

Sponsored by: Austin Public Library

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