Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache (2014)

Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords 2010s, business, corporation, disaster, ecology, economy, environment, environmental, fish, fisherman, Louisiana, ocean, survival
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nailah Jefferson Director n/a 2 2000001
Nailah Jefferson Producer n/a 3 3000001
William Keys Producer n/a 3 3000002
Nailah Jefferson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
D.A. Bullock Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Nailah Jefferson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jack Lykins Editor n/a 172 7000002
R. Josh Jones Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jeff T. Byrd Sound n/a 120816 14000001
For over a century, the people of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana have survived by fishing the plentiful waters surrounding their community. Over time, the powerful oil and gas industry has threatened this small, tight knit community's way of life, culminating with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. Told from the point of view of local oyster fishing businessman Byron Encalade, we learn how a once prolific fishing community has nearly vanished.