|The three historic films clips below are from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Collection, Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS). Click on a thumbnail or title to view the movie.|
Aerial Footage of the Oil Spill on Prince William Sound
Scott Hickoff, Beach Cleanup Worker Interview, Seldovia
Exxon Valdez Beach Cleanup Worker Interview,
|Additional videos about the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Click on a thumbnail or title to view the movie.|
(AAF-10193, Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks; original video by Steve Nelson; 30:02 min.)
(Courtesy of the Seldovia Oil Response Team; 2:00:00 min.)
Historical Material and Information:
Photos and Video:
Archival photos related to the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in the Alaska Digital Archives.
ARLIS also has public domain digital video footage of various aspects of the oil spill. To request copies of this footage, contact an ARLIS librarian at 907-27-ARLIS (272-7547) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercially prepared movies and documentaries are available for checkout or borrow through interlibrary loan. See a select list of titles below and check the ARLIS catalog for more at www.arlis.org.
- Cornellier, R. and P. Carvalho, Black Wave: the Legacy of the Exxon Valdez, 2008.
- Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, 1993; made-for-TV movie by BBC and aired on HBO Showcase as Disaster at Valdez.
- Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: Have We Recovered?, 2009; 12 minute film.
- Hartwell, K., Our Alutiiq Journey, 2002 (Impact on subsistence).
- NOAA, Hindsight and Foresight: 20 Years after the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, 2009; a short documentary.
- Ott, R., Beyond March 24, 1989: the Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, 2007 (Health issues for oil spill cleanup workers).
- Taylor Productions, Alutiiq Pride: a Story of Subsistence, 1998.
- Taylor Productions, Tatitlek: Changing Tides, 1999 (Impact on subsistence).
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Radio Recordings, Oral History Collection, Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks. See Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Radio Recordings page to listen to excerpts from this collection.
The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster by Stan Jones and Sharon Bushell (Kenmore, WA: Epicenter Press, 2009). Published for the twentieth anniversary of the oil spill, this book features interviews with over 60 people who experienced the spill first-hand, including Alaska citizens; government agency personnel involved with the spill and cleanup; elected officials who dealt with the spill; and oil industry personnel involved in the spill and cleanup.
Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster by Angela Day (Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 2014). Published for the twentieth-fifth anniversary of the oil spill, this book details the
genesis of the disaster and examines the lingering effects, including incomplete cleanup of oil, declines in marine populations, and the adequacy of reparations to those effected.
Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council - an independent non-profit corporation guided by citizens promoting environmentally safe operation of the Alyeska Pipeline marine terminal in Valdez and the oil tankers that use it. The 19 member organizations include representatives from communities, aquaculture, commercial fishing, environmental, Alaska Native, recreation, and tourism groups.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council - formed to oversee restoration of the injured ecosystem through the use of the $900 million civil settlement after the oil spill. The Council consists of three state and three federal trustees, and is advised by members of the public and the scientific community.
Children of the Spills - a digital oral history project featuring interviews with young people talking about how their lives were impacted by oil spills such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.