The Great InvisibleAbout the Film
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010, devastating communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States. Eleven lives were lost, the natural ecosystem destroyed, and the pollution forced countless local businesses to shut down. Margaret Brown’s THE GREAT INVISIBLE, winner of the Grand Jury prize at SXSW, is a thought-provoking and complex human drama that lifts the curtain on a corrupt and negligent industry driven by greed. With harrowing testimonies from survivors, families, local fisherman, and others perpetually affected by the disaster, Brown seeks to tell a sobering and layered account of a tragedy still unfolding.
About the Director
Director/Producer Margaret Brown received the 2010 Peabody Award for her second documentary feature, THE ORDER OF MYTHS. The film also received the Truer Than Fiction Award at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards and was nominated for Best Documentary. Brown is the recipient of a United States Artists fellowship (2012), the Cinematic Vision Award at the Silverdocs Film Festival (2008 ) and winner of the Grierson Sheffields Youth Jury Award (2008). Brown’s first feature was the acclaimed documentary BE HERE TO LOVE ME: A FILM ABOUT TOWNES VAN ZANDT, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.