In the early hours of March 24th 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil supertanker runs aground in Alaska. It discharges millions of gallons of crude oil. The incident becomes the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history.
For twenty years, Riki Ott and the fishermen of the little town of Cordova, Alaska have waged the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world’s most powerful oil company – ExxonMobil. They tell us all about the environmental, social and economic consequences of the black wave that changed their lives forever. This is the legacy of the Exxon Valdez.
Upcoming screenings
February 13, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada
Black Wave will be presented on February 13 at Langara College as part of the Vancouver leg of the World Community Film Festival. (more)
February 5, 2011 in Winnipeg, Canada
Black Wave will be screened on February 5, 2011, at 12:15 pm in Lockhart Hall at The University of Winnipeg (515 Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB).
Black Wave will be shown at the COUNTERCORP, Anti-Corporate Film Festival in San Francisco Thursday May 28 at 9;15 pm. The screening will be at the Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St (at Mission St). (more)