SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2), The Gulf Story, Part 2
DirectorsJeff Bear Marianne Jones
ProducersKristy Assu Jeff Bear Marianne Jones
- Release Date 2011
- Running Time 22 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Derek Billiot is a Houma Native American and self-described swamp man who grew up on these waters and knows them like the back of his hand. During the first few days of the BP oil disaster in April 2010, he stood by, listened and watched daily reports of the attempts to cap the oil leak as his tour operations started shutting down, like all other business in the parish of Plaquemines. When the oil cleanup forces called, he went to work for a Vessel of Opportunity. His first-hand account on what he witnessed is quite different from what was presented in the mainstream media.
This documentary from SAMAQAN: Water Stories, Series 2, continues the exploration of water from the perspective of North America's Indigenous people. With a focus on Oil and Water, the programs examine dangers posed by the insatiable energy sector.
Directed by: Marianne Jones, Jeff Bear
Produced by: Marianne Jones, Kristy Assu, Jeff Bear
Titles included in SAMAQAN: Water Stories (Series 2):
- Khalalesla: Ground Zero in the Battle Against Enbridge Northern Gateway (22 minutes)
- Khalalesla: The Wake of the Tankers (22 minutes)
- Letter from Athabasca (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 1 (22 minutes)
- The Gulf Story, Part 3 (22 minutes)
- Wild Rice (22 minutes)
- Ooligan (22 minutes)
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