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Vanishing Pearls: The Oysterman of Pointe a la Hache Film Reviewed by Kam Williams
Vanishing Pearls: The Oysterman of Pointe a la Hache
In Theaters: April 18, 2014 (limited) on Netflix
Written and Directed by: Nailah Jefferson
Rating: Unrated Genre: Documentary, Special Interest Runtime: 1 hr. 20 min. Distributor: ARRAY
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson's Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast, following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This 2014 Slamdance Film Festival Official Selection delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of black fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.