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After the Spill
Directed by
Jon Bowermaster

USA / 2015 / 60

World Premiere

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Jon Bowermaster
Evocatively titled, After The Spill takes us five years out, after BP's Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank in April 2010. Has life returned to normal along Louisiana's coastline? Or has it been changed forever? Filmmaker and adventurer Jon Bowermaster was putting the finishing touches on SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories, which he began filming in 2008, when the well exploded. The film gorgeously captured a place and a way of life that many believe will never return. Bowermaser and his camera have revisited the area many times, interviewing fishermen, scientists, politicians, environmentalists, and oil-rig workers to investigate how the Louisiana coast has been altered. What really happened to that oil? What about the dispersant used to push it beneath the surface? How has the spill impacted local economies, human health and the health of marine life and the Gulf itself? Has Louisiana's coastline been tainted forever? With skill and determination, filmmaker Jon Bowermaster probes and uncovers the truth beneath the spill.

-Woodstock Film Festival

A six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council and award-winning writer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster was recently named one of a dozen Ocean Heroes by the NGS.

Jon's most recent documentaries are Dear Governor Cuomo, a unique look at the controversy surrounding fracking in New York State and Antarctica 3D, On the Edge. Films in-production include Dear President Obama, Americans Against Fracking In One Voice, and Free Swim: Maldives.

Bowermaster lives in here in the Hudson Valley.

Cast/Featuring: James Carville, Lt. Gen Russell Honore
Narrator: Melissa Leo
Producer(s): Jon Bowermaster
Director(s): Jon Bowermaster
Screenwriter(s): Jon Bowermaster
Cinematographer(s): Brian C. Miller Richard
Editor(s): Chris Cavanagh
Composer(s)/Music: Sonny Landreth
Sound Designer(s): Jacques Boulanger
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