An oil documentary like no other, Oil & Water follows George & Carol Terrebonne in the four years following the BP oil spill. Despite coming close to losing their shrimp processing business, they remain in support of the oil and gas industry, which has become part of Cajun culture over the course of its more than 100 year history in the state. But as compounding factors related to oil and gas production threaten the seafood, their livelihood, and the very land they live on, they are forced to deal with the harsh reality that the future of their way of life is in jeopardy.
Their story is told in the context of the broader history of Cajuns and the oil industry, from its first migration to Louisiana from Texas in the early 1900's to the emergence of deepwater technology in the 1980's and on up through the BP disaster and aftermath, offering a unique perspective at the complex relationships between the industry, fishing and residents of the coast. Runtime 76 min.