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.