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'Vanishing Pearls' doc shows the lasting effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning in April 2010. A second phase of the BP trial started this week looks at just how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. Gerald Herbert/AP

This Sunday marks four years since the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded -- killing eleven people and spewing 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Earlier this week, BP announced it has ended "active cleanup" of the spill.

But a new documentary called "Vanishing Pearls" shows that for many living in the region -- the effects of the incident linger on. We're joined now by the film's director Nailah Jefferson.


Official website for "Vanishing Pearls"

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