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Broke: Film Screening & Discussion

August 27, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

VNRC is pleased to present BROKE, an award-winning 56-minute documentary about the Refugio Oil Spill on the coast of Santa Barbara and the aftermath of this environmental catastrophe.

Every two and a half days in the US, a significant oil spill fouls the environment. BROKE documents what happened when a buried oil pipeline on California’s scenic Gaviota Coast broke in May 2015. Director Gail Osherenko, a former Vermont resident and academic, was on the scene of the oil spill from day one, and followed the story over 2 years. In the film, she puts current realities in context by looking back at another Santa Barbara oil spill, in 1969, that helped launch the environmental movement, the EPA, and clean air and water laws.

Tickets are by donation. Please RVSP here if you’re planning to attend.


August 27, 2018
6:30 am - 8:30 pm


Savoy Theater
26 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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