Dear Residents of the Gulf Coast,
We recently “sat down” with both the director and producer of BLACK WAVE: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez. This unparalleled documentary portrays a 20 year retrospective of the tearing of the social, economic and political fabric that took place in the wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in the once pristine Prince William Sound, Alaska. The awesome synchronicity around the debut of BLACK WAVE is quite extraordinary given the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Robert Cornellier, Director, and Paul Carvalho, Co-writer/Producer, have made it their life’s work to shed light on the ravages of the Oil & Gas Industry as it operates worldwide. They have succeeded in capturing on film what no other person or media has done in modern times. To call this documentary a great triumph of both art and science, of both film and advocacy, would be a gross understatement. Paul and Robert have brought to film in the most poignant and compelling way the real consequences to real people who find themselves in the throes of life after an oil spill, aka as the Black Wave.