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Director Nailah Jefferson’s 2014 Slamdance selection VANISHING PEARLS held its Houston debut at the Houston Museum of African American Culture in commemoration of the 4-year anniversary of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill which flowed for 87 days. Learn more about this documentary at www.affrm.com/vanishing-pearls.
Vanishing Pearls introduces audiences to a historical, once-independent Louisiana fishing town that was not only destroyed by the massive BP oil spill, but whose residents were further disenfranchised when the U.S. government got involved.
This week: New cities + a new clip for Nailah Jefferson’s documentary VANISHING PEARLS! Now playing through May 1 in Detroit at Cinema Detroit + in Los Angeles at The Downtown Independent. Screenings this weekend in Montgomery, Atlanta, Boston and Seattle! Full city listings + showtimes at www.affrm.com.
Missed last week’s UStream with Director Nailah Jefferson of VANISHING PEARLS? No problem. Watch this recap video of Nailah discussing indie filmmaking, the effects of the 2010 BP oil spill on the small town of Pointe à la Hache, and hear how her documentary became AFFRM’s 7th acquisition. Then, head over to www.affrm.com to find upcoming VANISHING PEARLS screening dates in a city near you!
We love pictures. Still ones. Moving ones. The ones in our mind. Bring your pictures to life and enter to win a ticket to see AFFRM’s acclaimed new documentary VANISHING PEARLS when it hits your city! Our new photo challenge begins Sunday!
Welcoming director/producer Nailah Jefferson to our AFFRM family with her searing documentary chronicling the cultural and economic devastation caused by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In theaters April 2014 via Array Releasing. In NY + LA theaters on April 18. Full venue + date listings at AFFRM.com
The black filmmakers behind “Daughters of the Dust,” “Love and Basketball,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Middle of Nowhere” and many more come together to celebrate black cinema and rally @AFFRM rebels! It’s happening on Twitter exclusively at @AFFRM Friday, December 20. Come participate in the Q&As and take action with us! Details at www.affrm.com.