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A DIRTY STORY (BIG SCIENTIFIC QUESTIONS)

On December 12 1999, The Erika, a 180-meter long Maltese petrol tanker sank off the coast of Belle-Ile. In the following weeks, the wreck of the ship hired by Total Fina lost two thirds of its cargo, i.e. 20,000 tons of oil, painting 450km of coastline black. Regularly, for nearly a year and a half, we followed the volunteers, engineers and military personnel who worked on depolluting the sites. We accompanied the very rare scientists rushed to the coasts. We met salt-marsh workers who were hit hard by this unprecedented oil spill. We came to the sad conclusion that since the Torrey Canyon sank in 1967, nothing has changed in this dirty story. Or very little…
                  

Antoine Tracou See his other films
Produced by : Patrick Sobelman
Company : EX NIHILO
Coproduced by : AUNE PRODUCTIONS, LA CINQUIEME




Genre : documentary
Duration : 52 min
Year of production : 2001
Available Versions : VF / VO STF



International sales : Doc & Films International

TV distribution : Doc & Films International

TV Diffusion : 16/12/2001










Awards :
Festival du film scientifique: 2e prix du meilleur film d'information et de médiation scientifique

Festival selections :
Festival du film scientifique, Oullins, 2001.

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