SoLa, Louisiana Water Stories

Oil rig  in the Gulf of Mexico (AFP Photo / Alfredo Estrella)

­A Jon Bowermaster / OCEANS 8 Film (2010).

When we first went to Louisiana, in July 2008, to make a film about the complicated relationship between man and water there, we had no idea that our reporting would conclude with the worst man-made ecological disaster ever.

“SoLa” is a poignant look back at a way of life that may now be gone forever, as well as a prescient look at exactly how the gusher in the Gulf was allowed to happen…thanks to corruption, malfeasance and an industrial and political climate in which environmental pollution is simply a cost of doing business.