At the center of the disaster are Gregg, a down-on-his-luck skipper, and Lee, his lone deckhand. Within days images of blackened beaches and oil-soaked carcasses of birds and animals became emblems of cleanup delayed by bad weather and an untested chain of command. She became a trusted voice that helped quell rumors and countered spin. What happens when the American dream collides head-on with a nation's dependence on fossil fuels? This information helps us design a better experience for all users. The postproduction was completed in 2010.
To learn more about how we use and protect your data, please see our. In addition to the festival selection, the film received a nomination for Best Cinematography at the Kodak Scholarship Awards 2009, in representation of from ,. This book examines environmental justice in its social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions in both local and global contexts, with special attention paid to intersections of race, gender, and class inequality. From there, the two embark on a journey in search of companionship in a beautiful and heartbreaking love story. Lee pictures the neon-green beach vegetation--the new shoots of goosetounge and sandwort and lovage that at this time of year, unfurling from winter dormancy, always seem lit from within. It also showed how the oil company covered up the horrific damage done. It also gave those of us who lived through the disaster without really being affected by it physically and emotionally, unlike those who were at ground zero and all of the areas around the ocean.
The Super Duper is stretched thin for checkers even though business has increased tenfold. They endured rain and cold and got by on solidarity that develops when the cause is right. He begs her for the chance to start their relationship again. The first book to link political studies, literary analysis, and teaching strategies, it offers a multivocal approach that combines perspectives from organizations such as the Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice and the International Indigenous Treaty Council with the insights of such notable scholars as Devon PeAa, Giovanna Di Chiro, and Valerie Kuletz, and also includes a range of newer voices in the field. Los Angeles-based Alex Best, whose feature credits include with and Vicious Circle winner of the Best Film in the is the male lead of the cast, as the love sick Julian.
Environmental hazards lingered too; although estimates are hard to come by despite volumes of reports, outright losses following the spill included at least 100,000 seabirds; between 3,000 and 30,000 sea otters; roughly 300 harbor seals; and at least 250 bald eagles. Using these events and her personal experience as influence for the novel, Evans has attempted to display the complexities of battling such a enormous environmental catastrophe. The Truth of Ecology: Nature, Culture, and Literature in America. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. Obliterated by a single black tide.
It also gave those of us who lived through the disaster without really being affected by it physically and emotionally, unlike those who were at ground zero and all of the areas around the ocean. Location: Street: 720 S Alaska St City: Palmer, Province: Alaska Postal Code: 99645-6356 Country: United States added from IndieBound …. Friends urged her to do something, to put her writing to work somehow. Oil and Water, a novel by Mei Mei Evans, focuses on precisely this question. The novel excels at communicating the many complicated facets of diaster response in a remote area and creating a strong sense of place. A pride of sea lions surging through the crude, their stiff whiskers blackened, faces filmed with grease.
Families and friends had to choose between making money and going broke which in turn divided communities and caused so much strife around Alaska. Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the writers listed in it. Endangered Landscapes and Disappearing Peoples? Starting with a star-crossed supertanker, a wayward fishing boat, and a well-known hazard in the Gulf of Alaska, the story presents a region plunged into an oil-slicked crisis. Evans came to see Alaska as an unwritten anthology, each narrative centering one way or another on the environment, stewardship, survival and fair play—topics that continue to shape her scholarship and teaching today. Instead, the collection represents this place and time, when the answers provided for these questions are still controversial. Starting with a star-crossed supertanker, a wayward fishing boat, and a well-known hazard in the Gulf of Alaska, the story presents a region plunged into an oil-slicked crisis.
Mei Mei Evans: Alaskan Writers Directory Mei Mei Evans Where: Anchorage Genre s : fiction Job s : teacher Email: m2evans alaskapacific. A published fiction writer and longtime activist, she was the statewide coordinator of the Oil Reform Alliance. While the novel is doing a public service to raise awareness about some of the negative consequences of America's dependence on fossil fuels, it is a novel with a message as its prioirity over story as its prioirity. Mei Mei was screened in late August 2009 to an international crowd and was received as one of the festival's finest. A real tour de force.