Program 3: Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research, Innovation, Discovery


Cowell Theatre Fri, Mar 8, 2019 1:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Marine Sciences/Wildlife
Country:United States
Running Time:57 min
Premiere Status:Bay Area Premiere
Director:Hal Weiner
Producer:Marilyn Weiner
Rebecca Howland
Screenwriter:Hal Weiner
Editor:Jim McNamee
Cast:Matt Damon


Years after the Deepwater Horizon’s disastrous platform blowout, scientists from around the world converge on the Gulf of Mexico, to study its lasting impacts. Barely half the pre-spill dolphin population survives, their calves dying or aborted. Fish hearts can’t beat properly; crab burrows leak oily rivulets into wetlands. Will this ecosystem recover? Is this our feature? -MJS

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Wake Up (2min) More

Additional Information

Marilyn and Hal Weiner have produced, written, and directed more than 225 documentaries and several public television series, including “Journey to Planet Earth,” “Women at Work,” “Faces of Man,” and “The World of Cooking.” They have also produced three feature films – Family Business, The Imagemaker, and K2. Their films have been shot on location in more than 30 countries on five continents, translated into numerous languages, and broadcast throughout the world. Marilyn and Hal Weiner have won Emmy Awards for “The Earth Summit Pledge,” commissioned by the United Nations to open the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and “Streets of Sorrow,” a television documentary about a support group formed to help people cope with the violent death of a family member. They are recipients of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Silver Circle Award for “outstanding contributions to the television industry.”