Through carefully researched data, in-depth interviews with black oysterman, Gulf researchers, marine biologists, and the very face of the BP claims disaster Ken Feinberg, Jefferson crafts a deeply involving portrait of how strong, communal interests can be overtaken by corporate greed and incompetence.
"These people have suffered enough. We can’t let BP use delayed tactics to deny justice." -Bryon Encalade in Nailah Jefferson’s VANISHING PEARLS. Watch this clip then support the documentary in NY and LA theaters starting tomorrow, April 18. Full city listings at www.affrm.com.
In situ burning was employed extensively during the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in 2010 and when conducted properly is said to significantly reduce the amount of oil on the water and minimize the adverse effect of the oil on the environment. Do you think that the risks outweigh the benefits? Get to know the facts behind Nailah Jefferson’s documentary, VANISHING PEARLS! Opening TOMORROW, April 18 in NY + LA! Showtimes + city listings at affrm.com.
Vanishing Pearls, a passion project and Naihla Jefferson’s feature directorial debut, documents the aftermath of the BP (Beyond Petroleum) oil spill of 2010, specifically its effects on the oyster fishing industry in the Louisiana Gulf town of Pointe a la Hache in New Orleans. Jefferson wanted to record the place in history of this town’s African American fishing community, who relied on fishing for their livelihood for generations, prior to the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.
We know who is responsible but who will take responsibility? Get the facts behind 2014 Slamdance Official Selection documentary, VANISHING PEARLS. In NY + LA theaters THIS FRIDAY! Tix and showtimes at AFFRM.com.
Gather ‘round your computer screens and Twitter feeds for a candid Ustream conversation with Nailah Jefferson, director/producer of VANISHING PEARLS. We’ll talk about the environmental, political and cultural effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill that led to the making of Jefferson’s powerful documentary.
Our LA Mavericks hit the streets from downtown to the westside to spread the word about VANISHING PEARLS’ opening on Friday, April 18 at The Downtown Independent. Armed with iPads, the Mavs provided roaming viewing stations for people to watch the trailer. You can watch too, right here!
Even 1/4 of polluted area is 1/4 too much. Get to know the facts behind Nailah Jefferson’s documentary, VANISHING PEARLS! Opening this Friday, April 18 in New York + Los Angeles! Showtimes + city listings at www.affrm.com.