Nailah Jefferson

b. 1982, New Orleans, Louisiana



Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe á la Hache

Synopsis: Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, this documentary chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Louisiana Gulf. The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history and follows a generations-old community of African American fishermen in their fight for justice, accountability and their way of life. Marks Jefferson’s directorial debut.

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