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NG Explorer Produces Short Film on Gulf Spill Anniversary

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran is a documentary filmmaker who has focused mostly on war and its aftermath. One year after the BP Gulf oil spill however, she has turned her lens to the stories of individuals and families working to bring Louisiana’s coast back to normal, and to document the extent of ongoing...

NG Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran. Photograph by Mark Thiessen.

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Roshini Thinakaran is a documentary filmmaker who has focused mostly on war and its aftermath.

One year after the BP Gulf oil spill however, she has turned her lens to the stories of individuals and families working to bring Louisiana’s coast back to normal, and to document the extent of ongoing damage to the environment and wildlife in the area.

 

Watch a preview of her new film “Hunting for Oil” below, or view the full 12-minute feature at snagfilms.com.

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