Running Time: 27 minutes
"This moving video provides the human side of the disaster missing
from the corporate propaganda and mainstream news media."
- Rethinking Schools
"A quality addition to environmental science collections."
- School Library Journal
"**** Four stars. Highly recommended. It belongs in both public and educational collections."
- Video Rating Guide for Libraries
- CINE Golden Eagle Award
- Atlanta Film Festival
- U.S. Environmental Film Festival
- Charlotte Film Festival
When the Spill Hit Homer personalizes the impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Homer was a quiet fishing village near Alaska's magnificent Price William Sound until it was hit by one of the greatest ecological disasters of our time.
The film provides a first-hand account of the spill's devastating impact on residents of this fishing port and nearby Alaskan Native villages, which rely on the sea for their subsistence. Residents tell their own sad and angry stories, providing dramatic evidence of the spill's devastation and the local frustration with Exxon's inadequate cleanup efforts.
The film is a useful tool for studying ecological disasters and the many lessons they provide.