Sea Empress 25

Sea Empress 25

Time is punctured by moments. Moments that change things. Moments that make us stop.

8.07pm on the night of the 15th of February, 1996, was one of these moments. 25 years on, the Sea Empress oil spill is still fresh in the memory of Pembrokeshire.

From surfers to fishermen, oil refinery workers to ship captains, conservationists to politicians, hear the personal stories from the people who were there. With dream-like visuals and atmospheric music from Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s John Lawrence, Sea Empress 25 tells the story of an environmental disaster whose impact is still felt today.

Sea Empress 25 is a film by Gavin Porter, made in collaboration with Postcards and Podcasts.

Content warning: contains strong language.

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Sea Empress 25 credits

  • Directed by Gavin Porter
  • Camera Wayne Boucher, Rowan Chitania, Mei Lewis
  • Edited by Gavin Porter
  • Design Di Ford
  • Written by Naomi Chiffi
  • Narration Phil Okwedy
  • Music John Lawrence, Kosta T, Alejandro Remeseiro
  • Interviews Naomi Chiffi, Rachel John
  • Producers Naomi Chiffi, Devinda De Silva
  • With thanks to the people of Pembrokeshire and NTW TEAM
  • Special thanks to Nick Ainger, Abigail Beck, Captain Philip Bray, Tommy Bowler, Blaise Bullimore, Gareth Davies, Shirley Draper, Captain Hans Hansen, David Hawthorne, Rachel Holland, Phil Newman, Brigitte Osborne, Lucy Paice, David Perry, James Purchase, Abigail Sidebotham, Peter “Chippy” Thomas, Stuart Walder, The Castle Inn, Manorbier, and Postcards & Podcasts
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