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Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez on Planet Green

Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez will air on Planet Green Saturday, December 5. Check your local listings.

This film details the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on the inhabitants of Prince William Sound, primarily those in Cordova, Alaska. It chronicles the impacts of the spill and ensuing litigation over the course of 20 years. Black Wave is a prime example of why we need to abolish corporate personhood.

To schedule a screening of Black Wave on your community, or to set up a Kitchen Table Democracy workshop, contact [email protected]

When the Exxon Valdez supertanker ran aground in Prince William Sound in 1989, it became the biggest environmental catastrophe in North American history. Afterward, Exxon launched a massive cleanup of the area. But as time went on it was clear that cleaning up the mess was not so simple.

Black Wave: The Legacy of Exxon Valdez, directed by Robert Cornellier, follows Rick Ott and the fisherman of Cordova, Alaska as they wage the longest legal battle in U.S. history against Exxon, and as they try to rebuild their lives after such a massive crisis.

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