In August 2010, following the BP oil spill, 22 Oregonians traveled to the Gulf Coast to bear witness to the impacts of this environmental disaster on the cultural, economic and environmental fabric of the region. They were introduced to a complex and ambiguous crisis, and left considering how their actions a continent away could influence what happens next. “Beyond the Spill” presents a devastated environment and economy, and the personal choices that drove us head-on into this catastrophe. What can we, as individuals, learn from the largest and most preventable oil spill in U.S. history? By accepting responsibility, by seeking ways to more quickly transition to clean energy, can we move “beyond the spill”?