Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache | 2014

In Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana, the residents of this ruined fishing community continue dealing with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Director: Nailah Jefferson
Writers: Nailah Jefferson
Stars: N/A


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.