On April 20, 2010 the United States experienced the largest off-shore oil spill in its history. The Deepwater Horizon event also sparked one of largest coordinated oceanic research effort to understand and mitigate the impacts of petroleum pollution.
Narrated by Matt Damon, "Dispatches from the Gulf 2" takes viewers on a roller coaster journey through the Gulf of Mexico — on research vessels navigating rough seas, and inside CSI-type laboratories in Europe and the United States — to demonstrate how science can help remedy even our most disastrous failures.
Along the way we meet dedicated scientists trying to answer pressing questions: Why are so many bottlenose dolphins dying? Why haven’t Louisiana’s oysters fully recovered from the oil spill? What are the long-term health effects on giant creatures like the six-gill shark? Is it possible to forecast where and when oil will go after a deep ocean spill?
"Dispatches from the Gulf 2" has been featured on PBS, broadcast in more than 30 countries, honored at dozens of film festivals, and used as an educational resource in more than 3,000 academic institutions in North America.