Dispatches from the Gulf

Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill


Narrated by Matt Damon, Dispatches from the Gulf is a one-hour documentary that investigates the environmental health of the Gulf of Mexico six years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in April 2010. That’s when the world's ninth largest body of water became a place where thousands of communities and millions of citizens were put in jeopardy by a single incident – the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.

Today, a global team of scientists is working together to protect and restore one of our planet's most valuable natural resources. Their ultimate goal is to learn how to cope with the challenges of future oil spills.


Produced by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner, Dispatches from the Gulf is the 14th episode in the award-winning television series "Journey to Planet Earth."


For more details about Produced by Emmy-Award winning filmmakers Marilyn & Hal Weiner, Dispatches from the Gulf is the 14th episode in the award-winning television series "Journey to Planet Earth."


Dispatches from the Gulf was made possible by a generous grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) - scientists working together to understand and restore the health of marine and coastal ecosystems.

Additional funding provided by the Wallace Genetic Foundation and the Farvue Foundation.


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