A one hour documentary about Dr. Riki Ott, a whistleblower who predicted the Exxon Valdez oil spill hours before it happened. A Toxicologist, Author, and Activist, Dr. Ott has been organizing the Gulf coast communities to recover from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Dr Ott is now pushing to introduce a Constitutional legislation to curb corporate corruption and pollution of America’s lands and sea coasts.
Dr. Riki Ott is a force of nature. A Marine Toxicologist from Alaska – she literally predicted the Exxon-Valdez spill. Her efforts to deliver scientific evidence of the long-term effects of an oil spill are now legend. But beyond her clear communications is the compassion she has for the communities affected by these tragic catastrophic events.
This production sampler tracks Dr Ott in what is becoming an all too familiar scene from Alaska to the BP spill along the Gulf Coast and in Michigan where the Enbridge spill in the Kalamazoo River has resulted in loss of lives. We show the alarming pattern of human and environmental impacts that oil spills continue to have upon Americans, long after they leave the headlines.
Through her speaking and web efforts Dr. Ott has been successful changing laws and public policy for the future well-being of our country. Much more needs to be done.
Accidental Activist is a Bo Boudart/Lobitos Creek Ranch Production
- Riki Ott: Unfinished Business: The Unspoken Link Between Dispersants and Sick Children in the Gulf of Mexico (huffingtonpost.com)