Want to know the real story about the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico and the aftermath of the largest oil spill in America’s history? The Big Fix, a documentary by Louisiana natives Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, lays it all out. Prepare, however, to be horrified.
Through interviews with locals whose health has been destroyed, scientists who haven’t been bought by British Petroleum, journalists and government officials, The Big Fix paints a very disturbing picture: A political and corporate system that puts profits over the health of people and the environment.
Collusion between the government (from local to national) and the media to avoid holding anyone accountable. Entire industries destroyed. Fish with no eyes, tumors, and heightened levels of cancer-causing carcinogens. The Big Fix presents it all, and also explores the impact of the long-term use of the Corexit 9527, a chemical dispersant and known blood thinner, widely used in the aftermath of the oil spill.
The Big Fix is a scathing documentary of what may be the biggest toxic waste cover-up in U.S. history. Scheduled for release on December 2, 2012 by Green Planet Productions, The Big Fix stars Peter Fonda, Jeff Goodell and Stuart Smith.