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The Great Invisible

The Great Invisible

Rated: PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language.
Reviewed by: Jim  
Release date: November 28, 2014 Released by: Radius-TWC

The Great Invisible depicts a crisis that still lingers for many as Alabama-born Margaret Brown's grievously affecting, arguably activist documentary demonstrates.

2010s Deepwater Horizon oil spill calamity was a personal nightmare for many, as well as British Petroleum (BP) lost eleven workers and an offshore rig from a massive blast into the Gulf of Mexico with rueful, telling recollections from injured lead mechanic Doug Brown and hireling Stephen Stone. It includes deficiencies by their employer that compromised safety and promoted recklessness to boost company sales and brought on much emotional wear and tear for them.

Gordon Jones, son of attorney Keith, was one of the casualties of the explosion and the latter has prioritized logging what led to it. Brown puts in perspective through sale of offshore drilling rights and oilmen discussing government inefficiencies of regulation on an industry that's been a great financial need relative to profits and taxes for increased revenues.

There's no neglecting the effect on livelihoods hurt and even eradicated by the catastrophe as tugboat captain Latham Smith reflects on the plight of shrimpers and fisherman from what the spill has done on marine life. Besides other talking heads, Roosevelt Smith is the Good Samaritan of the community representing the church for families to receive groceries and complimentarily prepare meals for them at its hall.

As an always overburdened nation must cope with new urgent issues, Brown's serviceable, sentient account is an admonition of how our elected officials and the public as a whole seem to lose sight of an outcome with the former and trust fund dealer Kenneth Feinberg haven't done much with shoring up an energy policy or compensating those directly affected by the spill. "The Great" isn't invisible to what was comprehensively researched over four years over many areas of the Gulf and still hasn't addressed safety when it comes to offshore drilling.

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