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François Beauchemin, Sylvestre Guidi, Charles Latour, Robert Vanherweghem, Donald Isabelle, Francis Pinard, Pierre-Étienne Bordeleau, Robert Cornellier
Stéphane Barsalou, Marcel Fraser, Philippe Scultety, Robert Cornellier
Martine Lord, Robert Cornellier
Robert Cornellier, Patricio Henriquez, Raymonde Provencher
Director(s) : Robert ...
Director(s) : Robert Cornellier
Dir. Robert Cornellier , ...
Dir. Robert Cornellier , Canada, 2008, 99 min
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In Black Wave, Director Rob Cornellier exposes a maddening history of callous behavior on the part of ExxonMobil that has left ordinary people paying the cost while the oil company continues to reap billions in profits every year.
The legal battle between the people of the town of Cordova, Alaska, and the world's most powerful oil company has dragged out for over two decades.
There have been many casualties along the way, including suicides, divorces, and bankruptcies.
In addition to the staggering human toll, entire species have been decimated, and the oil can still be found on the beaches.
Press : Discovery Impact
"Reel Impact" will feature an eclectic slate of high-profile films including some world and U.S. premieres such as "No Impact Man" by Laura Gabbert and Eden Wurmfeld, Barbara Ettinger's film A Sea Change and Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez by Robert Cornellier.
Director/writer/producer Robert Cornellier follows Rick Ott and the fisherman of the little town of Cordova, Alaska as they wage the longest legal battle in U.S. history against the world's most powerful oil company, ExxonMobil, as they look for ways to rebuild their lives and try to find out if corporate values have trumped basic human rights.