JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH: DISPATCHES FROM THE GULF REVIEWED
“Journey to Planet Earth: Dispatches from the Gulf” is a fascinating look at how the Gulf recovered after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Over the years after the blast, the oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was treading into unknown waters. That’s where a specific scientific research team uses multiple means to study the coral, animal and local response to the oil spill. Fascinating facts were learned about how the Sun help to break up the surface level oil spill. If that wasn’t enough, the deep sea coral beds were learning to absorb and process the oil out of the water.
The animals started to repopulate, but they were being born at far smaller sizes than from before the Spill. Life is returning back to normal, but years of research are still needed. The DVD was freely sent by Screenscope and I implore everyone to check it out. The DVD presents two cuts of the film that allow different size audiences to understand the material at hand. Plus, the Matt Damon narration doesn’t hurt.
- Both cuts of film
- Chaptered case studies
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!
- Video - 86%86%
- Audio - 85%85%
- Supplemental Material - 87%87%
- Film Score - 94%94%
The Plot Thus Far
Dispatches From The Gulf is a multimedia initiative featuring documentaries, short videos, and podcasts that examine science, community, and recovery in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. It consists of a one-hour documentary (narrated by Matt Damon), 50 short videos, 50 podcasts, and a wealth of educational resources related to oceanographic scientists, researchers, and institutions.