Tag Archives: Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache

2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Nailah Jefferson (Director – ‘Vanishing Pearls – The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache’)

2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Nailah Jefferson (Director – ‘Vanishing Pearls – The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache’)

VANISHING PEARLS documents the ongoing, environmental ‘David and Goliath’ struggle between BP (Beyond Petroleum) and the residents of Pointe à la Hache, the last surviving African-American fishing community in the Louisiana Gulf. Told from the point of view of the film’s ‘David’, businessman Byron Encalade, we learn how a once prolific and unique oyster fishing community has nearly vanished.

Slamdance’s 20th Festival Announces Dynamic 2014 Feature Film Competition Lineup

The 2014 Slamdance Film Festival will run concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival, January 17-23, 2014 in Park City, Utah. Slamdance continues to serve as a showcase for the discovery and development of emerging independent talent and their unique cinematic vision. Slamdance is the only festival programmed entirely by filmmakers. With over half of 2013’s

Top