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THE MEN OF PIPER ALPHA by Lee Hutcheon

The story of Piper Alpha disaster has much to teach us over thirty years on. Late in the evening of 06 July 1988, a series of explosions ripped through the Piper Alpha platform in the North Sea. Engulfed in fire, over the next few hours most of the oil rig topside modules collapsed into the sea. 167 men died and many more were injured and traumatised. Most of the physical evidence sank to the bottom of the North Sea, so the testimony of survivors and witnesses had to be woven together into a coherent story. Award winning Scottish filmmaker Lee Hutcheon wants to allow the families to see The Men of Piper Alpha during lock down as they are unable to attend memorials. Lee spent one year making the film in his home town of Aberdeen Scotland. His aim was to ensure that everyone remembers The Men of Piper Alpha’. Lest we forget.