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New Documentary - Dispatches from the Gulf 3

Thur. Nov. 7, 2:00 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room - new documentary narrated by Matt Damon -  'Dispatches from the Gulf 3'
'Has the Gulf of Mexico recovered from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?' 
As the tenth anniversary of the disaster approaches, this question is regularly posed. An international team of scientists has spent nearly that long studying its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem. They provide assessments of the current state of the Gulf, but lingering questions are challenging their ability to predict the long-term impacts.
For insight into the future, we journey to the Campeche region of Mexico that is still suffering four decades after the 1979 Ixtoc oil spill. We investigate how the disconnect between politicians and scientific realities is leading to the public's skepticism about science, which is hindering funding and significant change. We explore how women scientists have overcome countless challenges to become leaders in their fields. And we discover how the marine mammals of the Gulf are surviving. 
Narrated by Matt Damon, this is the third film in the award-winning series 'Dispatches from the Gulf.'
Watch the complete films at
'Dispatches from the Gulf' is a multimedia initiative featuring documentaries, short videos, and podcasts that examine science, innovation, community, and recovery in the Gulf of Mexico in the years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. 
Part of the award-winning Journey to Planet Earth documentary series that is designed to help viewers understand and cope with the most important environmental issues of the 21st century.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history. A common thread runs throughout — the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment. It provides a powerful mosaic of how the Earth works as an interrelated system.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm


Macon County Public Library

149 Siler Farm Rd.
Franklin NC

Telephone: 828-524-3600