Dispatches from the Gulf Documentary Features GoMRI Scientists
– MARCH 31, 2016
(From Spring 2016 Newsletter) Screenscope, Inc. has completed production of the Dispatches from the Gulf documentary film, which features scientists working to better understand the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Dispatches from the Gulf is the newest episode in the Journey to Planet Earth series and is narrated by Matt Damon. Several screenings of the film will be held over the next few months; a list of screening dates and locations can be found on film’s website. The film premiered at the DC Environmental Film Festival at the National Museum of Natural History on March 25. GoMRI’s Research Board Chair Dr. Rita Colwell and GoMRI scientists Dr. Mandy Joye, Dr. Steve Murawski, and Dr. Martin Grosell participated in a panel after the showing (see photo). All screenings are free and open to the public. The Dispatches from the Gulf website also features several shorts and a link to order a free copy of the documentary for educators.