The Gulf Story, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

The Gulf Story, Part 2 • SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2)

Release date:

2011

Running time:

22 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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Part of the SAMAQAN: Water Stories series 2

This documentary is one of thirteen in SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series Two, continuing the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. Through an examination of dangers posed by the energy sector, six programs in this series illustrate that in a sustainable world, oil and water do not mix.

Derek Billiot is a Houma Native American and self-described "swamp man" who grew up on these waters and knows them like the back of his hand. During the first few days of the BP oil disaster in April 2010, he stood by, listened and watched daily reports of the attempts to cap the oil leak as his tour operations started shutting down, like all other business in the parish of Plaquemines. When the oil cleanup forces called, he went to work for a "Vessel of Opportunity." His first-hand account on what he witnessed is quite different from what was presented in the mainstream media.

 

Titles included in this series:

Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern (22 minutes)
Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers (22 mintues)
Letter from Athabasca (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 mintues)
The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Wild Rice (22 mintues)
Ooligan (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 1 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 2 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 3 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 4 (22 mintues)
Water Walk, Part 5 (22 mintues)

For more information about the series or series producers visit http://www.urbanrez.ca or http://www.samaqan.ca/

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SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--13 parts)

SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 1--13 parts)

North America's Indigenous people have always had a sacred relationship with water. This series shows their perspective on a most precious resource––a resource to be protected, not a commodity to be exploited.

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