Film Shows Dilemma Faced by Gulf Residents

byron_film_stillBy Laura Parker,

(Oct. 25) -- "With Katrina, we knew what we had to do," Marla Cooper, of Venice, La., says a few minutes into "Crude Justice," a new 17-minute film about the BP oil spill. "We rebuilt. But for this, how do we rebuild?"

The film, which premieres Tuesday evening in Washington, does not answer that question. Victims trying to recoup their economic losses can negotiate payments from BP's $20 billion fund, administered by Kenneth Feinberg, or join the thousands of other residents of the Gulf of Mexico region who have already sued BP in federal court.

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