‘The Cost of Silence’: Exclusive First Look at Sundance Doc on Deepwater Horizon Spill

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‘The Cost of Silence’: Exclusive First Look at Sundance Doc on Deepwater Horizon Spill
“The Cost of Silence,” a new documentary about the aftermath of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, doesn’t just chronicle the worst oil drilling disaster in history. It looks at the devastating impact that the use of chemicals called “dispersants” had on Gulf Coast families.

It turns out the so-called cleanup was not the success story that the federal government led people to believe. Instead, these chemicals and exposure to oil led to higher rates of chronic illness, cancer, and premature death. Directed by Mark Manning (“The Road to Fallujah”), the documentary premieres at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it is one of several new offerings to death with hot-button political issues. Other projects of note include “Hillary,” a look at Hillary Clinton; “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a drama about abortion rights; and “The Dissident,” the story of the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“As the film
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