THE BIG FIX

Directed by: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Haris Tickell 2012 | 89 min.

Section: Spring Showcase

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: United States

Languages: English

Genres: Documentary


Synopsis

Presented by:

Surfrider Foundation Oahu

Presented by the Surfrider Foundation

On April 22, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig run by BP sunk into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. Until the oil well was killed on September 19, 779,037,744 liters of crude oil and over 7,000,000 liters of chemical dispersant spread into the sea.

By exposing the root causes of the spill filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell uncover a vast network of corruption.

The Big Fix is a damning indictment of a system of government led by a powerful and secretive oligarchy that puts the pursuit of profit over all other human and environmental needs.

 

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Created by a handful of surfers in 1984, Surfrider now has more than 250,000 supporters, activists and members and 80 chapters across the country, including five in Hawaii. For almost two decades, the Oahu Chapter's volunteers have been working for beach access, water quality and coastal preservation. As part of their new Rise Above Plastics Campaign, Surfrider has been trying to reduce plastic marine debris and single-use plastics. For more information, go to www.surfrider.org/oahu

The Surfrider Foundation is opposed to any new offshore drilling and supports reinstatement of the federal moratorium on new permitting and drilling. Our nation's oceans, waves and beaches are recreational, economic and ecological treasures, and we cannot afford another disaster like the BP oil spill.  For more info, go to Surfrider's website www.nottheanswer.org/.

Screenings

Thursday, April 19 7:30 PM Dole Cannery G Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Josh Tickell, Rebecca Haris Tickell
Executive Producer Tim Robbins, Maggie Wachsberger, Peter Fonda
Cast Peter Fonda, Jason Mraz, Amy Smart