Reelblack and AFFRM Present VANISHING PEARLS (Philadelphia Premiere)

Reelblack, Philly's #1 promoter of African-American Film is proud to present the Philly premiere of VANISHING PEARLS, the 7th release from AFFRM (The African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement).

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Nailah Jefferson via Skype. Presented in Conjunction with SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER and PROTECTING OUR WATERS.

Adults $10/ Students and Seniors $8/ Reelblack Scribe and IHouse Members $5

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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.

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  • shubbidub

    This was good.

    May 28

  • Brother B.

    Meet up is a Very interesting concept that works very well for getting like minded people together.

    May 26

  • dominique t

    It was an excellent film for first time filmmaker Nailah Jefferson. The film did a great job of giving a honest account of what has happened and continues today in the lives of the fishermen in Point Le Hache. It will inspire you to action.

    May 22

  • Theresa A.

    Vanishing Pearls is a powerful documentary. It felt like you were there experiencing the drama with the families. Nailah Jefferson did an excellent job of telling the story of how generations of oyster fisherman in the African American community of La Hache, Louisiana loss their livelihood, culture and economic independence due to the BP oil disaster and the company's refusal to adequately compensate the people for their loss.

    2 · May 21

  • Anthony Kearse S.

    So sorry. I could not make it.

    May 21

  • Mike D.

    Tonight is the night. Don't miss the chance to see this powerful new film and participate in a live Q&A with filmmaker Nailah Jefferson via Skype.

    May 21

  • Mike D.

    Tonight is going to be great. We'll have lots of DVD and book giveaways. Plus James Leggett' s Side of The Road Jerk Chicken and Tiffany E Green Fruitygirl Iced Tea will be on hand. Also we just got in a new batch of Reelblack T shirts so bring extra loot and support our vendors.

    May 21

  • Mike D.

    We are 2 days away. Support quality independent African-American film by attending this Wednesday night's event.

    1 · May 19

  • Brother B.

    Although BP and the mainstream media labeled this as a oil spill, I more accurately labeled it the BP oil gusher !!!

    1 · May 19

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