This documentary will literally make you cry for not only the land that has been severely damaged in the BP, (British Petroleum), Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It will make you want to scream, stomp your feet and demand that our government do something to help these noble families who have been fishermen, shrimpers and oystermen all their lives. Their fathers and grandfathers were most likely men of the sea also.
Nailah Jefferson, see bio below, wrote, produced and directed this documentary and did a damn good job.
There is so much that went on that it’s difficult for someone like me who just watches a 90-minutes doc on this subject to reveal everything that has to come to light. So, I will give you links to read for yourself.
BP, is a slimy company. Along with our own government they ruined the lives of some good people. People who are the back bone of the United States. Shame on BP and shame on the government who basically said, it’s all better now, on to the next screw up.
Below is some useful information about this very complicated subject.
Nailah Jefferson bio.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Vanishing Pearls is the debut film from Nailah Jefferson and her recently formed production company, Perspective Pictures. Previously she has worked on projects produced by California Newsreel and Nerjyzed Entertainment. She worked for Lee Daniels Entertainment during the making of Tennessee and development of his Oscar winning film Precious. earned a BS in Film and Television from Boston University and a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communication from Emerson College. She is currently working on a series of short films and developing new content for Perspective Pictures, LLC. (Vanishing Pearls website).
Deepwater Horizon oil spill (Wiki)
Deepwater Horizon Court-supervised settlement program. Official website.
Deepwater Horizon Spill causes heart damage that can kill tuna, new study finds. (The Times-Picaynue Greater New Oreleans) Office of Response and Restoration
11 Facts about the BP Oil Spill (dosomething.org)
I hope the above information tells just a bit about what is and has been going on. The best thing to do is watch this film. It premiered at Slamdance this year. The film is being shown at film festivals and will have a release later this year. As soon as details are available I will update this article so everyone can see this film.
I give this film 5/5 because it is so well made and the subject matter is covered well from both sides.