Lebanon oil spill documentary wins first prize at international film festival

08 October 2007 | News story

The film, called The Oil Spill in Lebanon , depicts the environmentally-disastrous oil slick caused by Israel 's bombing of the Jiyyeh power plant in south Lebanon on July 13 and 15, 2006.

The documentary shows how the prevailing currents and winds carried the oil slick north, polluting more than 150 km of Lebanese shoreline and releasing about 15,000 tonnes of toxic fuel into the Mediterranean.