Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson’s Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast.
The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 Million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.
The Institute for Policy Studies’ Climate Policy Program partners with Parallel Film Collective, and co-sponsored with Environmental Justice and Chemical Policy Reform, in presenting the Washington, D.C. premiere of ARRAY’s Vanishing Pearls followed by a discussion with filmmaker Nailah Jefferson and Michele Roberts of Environmental Justice and Chemical Policy Reform.
This May19th, commemorate Malcolm X’s birthday with us by being a part of this powerful documentary movement focused on issues of environmental justice and social change!