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When we first went to Louisiana, in July 2008, to make a film about the complicated relationship between man and water there we had no idea that our reporting would conclude with the worst manmade ecologic disaster ever.
"SoLa" is a poignant look back at a way of life that may now be gone forever as well as a prescient look at exactly how the gusher in the Gulf was allowed to happen … thanks to corruption, malfeasance and an industry and political climate that environmental pollution simply a cost of doing business.
We have returned to the coast of Louisiana three times since the spill began, filming new interviews with many of the characters in the film, which are included on the just-released DVD.
In these twelve “Voices From the Spill” video shorts we track the mood of the region as it moved from shock to anger, despair to resignation … yet always with an eye on the incredible beauty and enduring culture of the singular place in America.