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2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Margaret Brown (Director – ‘The Great Invisible’)

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Margaret Brown (Director – ‘The Great Invisible’)

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history.  The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate

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.

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