Dispatches from the Gulf - 1

Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

“It’s just scary how one little pipe in the middle of the Gulf could change so many lives and rearrange things in a way that you could have never have imagined.” – David Chauvin, Waterman – Dulac, Louisiana

Narrated by Matt Damon, Dispatches from the Gulf - 1 is a one-hour documentary that investigates the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico in the years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in April 2010. That’s when the world's ninth largest body of water became a place where thousands of communities and millions of citizens were put in jeopardy by a single incident – the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Today, a global team of scientists is working together to protect and restore one of our planet's most valuable natural resources. Their ultimate goal is to learn how to cope with the challenges of future oil spills.


Dispatches from the Gulf - 2

Research •  Innovation •  Discovery

“What I love about Dispatches from the Gulf – 2 is that it’s such a celebration of science.” – Matt Damon

Narrated by Matt Damon, this one-hour sequel to the Emmy® Award winning "Dispatches 1" invites audiences to discover the impact of the Deepwater Horizon disaster through the eyes of a cadre of scientists working together to better understand and mitigate the fall-out from the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Some of the questions answered include:

Produced by award-winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner, Dispatches from the Gulf - 1 and Dispatches from the Gulf - 2 are the 14th and 15th episodes in the documentary television series "Journey to Planet Earth."

The Dispatches from the Gulf project was made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) - scientists working together to understand and restore the health of marine and coastal ecosystems.

Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.

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