"The Great Invisible"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event Location: 
118 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

A free showing of the documentary "The Great Invisible." 

Free and open to the public. Presented as part of "Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene" symposium.

"Sober, beautiful, infuriating and utterly essential." -Ray Pride, Newcity

"Brown seamlessly blends the emotional, intimate stories of people with bigger pictures, using the explosion as the starting point for a ripple effect that just keeps growing." -Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history. The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate thriller, a heartbreaking human drama and a peek inside the walls of the secretive oil industry, THE GREAT INVISIBLE is the first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors, and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it firsthand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on. Directed by Margaret Brown.