Black Wave – the legacy of the Exxon Valdez

Black Wave

It’s been 20 years since an Exxon tanker dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into Alaska's pristine Prince William Sound. This film documents the corporate chicanery and disinformation that has followed since. We see the struggle of the townspeople of Cordova, first to warn against a spill, then to get a proper clean-up, and finally to obtain reasonable compensation for their collapsed local fishery. Exxon, the world's most profitable corporation, resists them every step of the way. Meanwhile, Alaska's stunning scenery gives the viewer a sense of just what is at stake.


New Internationalist issue 424 magazine cover This article is from the July/August 2009 issue of New Internationalist.
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