On April 22, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig sunk into the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst oil spill in history. Until the oil well was killed the following September 19, a total of 779,037, 744 liters of crude oil and over 7 million liters of chemical dispersant spread into the sea.
By exposing the root causes of the spill, filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell (who were responsible for the Sundance award-winning film FUEL) uncover a vast network of corruption. The film 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 Big Fix, which was an official selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, features Peter Fonda as well as original music by Jason Mraz. The New Orleans Film Festival is pleased to host the film’s North American Premiere on Opening Night.