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‘Dirty Energy’ to be shown on Aug. 29 at Gates Theatre

A screening of “Dirty Energy,” a film on the Gulf oil spill and use of dispersants, is 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Gates Theatre, as part of the HPA Sustainability Series. Doors open at 6 p.m.; film starts at 6:30 p.m. with panel discussion at 8 p.m., including film producer Riki Ott, with representatives of the State Department of Health, EPA and NOAA. The film revisits the April 20, 2010 explosion of British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 BP workers and releasing more than 210 million gallons of oil into the ocean. It brings to light the personal stories of the Louisiana fishermen and local residents directly impacted by the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

The film challenges Americans to reassess the risk of offshore oil, our oil dependency in general, and toxic dispersants. All invited. Free. For information, contact Riki Ott, PhD, at 206-853-2855.