Plaquemines
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5@5 Cygnet Committee
Sequoia 2Fri, Oct 13 3:45 PM
“Words of strength and care and sympathy-I opened doors that would have blocked their way, I braved their cause to guide.” Films about human connection, in all its tender and tenuous forms, ground this special group of shorts. Annabelle Attanasio (TV’s Bull) directs and stars in Frankie Keeps Talking (US 2016, 7 min) about how liberating a bad date can be. A birthday greeting to their daughter opens old wounds for a couple in Arian Vazirdaftair’s Not Yet (Iran 2016, 15 min). A young Latin-American girl caught in refugee limbo must adjust to a new life and uncertain future in Monica Santis’s moving Towards the Sun (UK 2017, 20 min). Economic difficulty and industry in transition in the Louisiana bayou force some hard decisions for a family in Nailah Jefferson’s atmospheric Plaquemines (US 2016, 20 min). And the charming complexity of father-daughter love is perfectly encapsulated in J.R. Heffelfinger’s Seconds (Puerto Ri
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5@5 Cygnet Committee
Rafael 3Sat, Oct 14 6:15 PM
“Words of strength and care and sympathy-I opened doors that would have blocked their way, I braved their cause to guide.” Films about human connection, in all its tender and tenuous forms, ground this special group of shorts. Annabelle Attanasio (TV’s Bull) directs and stars in Frankie Keeps Talking (US 2016, 7 min) about how liberating a bad date can be. A birthday greeting to their daughter opens old wounds for a couple in Arian Vazirdaftair’s Not Yet (Iran 2016, 15 min). A young Latin-American girl caught in refugee limbo must adjust to a new life and uncertain future in Monica Santis’s moving Towards the Sun (UK 2017, 20 min). Economic difficulty and industry in transition in the Louisiana bayou force some hard decisions for a family in Nailah Jefferson’s atmospheric Plaquemines (US 2016, 20 min). And the charming complexity of father-daughter love is perfectly encapsulated in J.R. Heffelfinger’s Seconds (Puerto Ri
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Film Info
Year:2016
Running Time:21 min.
Premiere Status:California
Description
Economic difficulty and industry in transition in the Louisiana bayou force some hard decisions for a family in Nailah Jefferson’s atmospheric Plaquemines
Additional Information

Nailah Jefferson is a filmmaker intrigued and inspired by the enduring human spirit. Her debut documentary, Vanishing Pearls, told the story of a little known African American fishing community and their fight for justice following the 2010 BP Oil Spill. Vanishing Pearls is streaming on Netflix. Recently, Jefferson was nominated for a 2017 National Magazine Ellie award for directing Essence Magazine's Black Girl Magic Episode 4. Her narrative debut, Plaquemines, funded by the inaugural Create Louisiana $50k Short Film Grant, was chosen as an American Black Film Festival HBO Shorts finalist and will be available on HBO platforms in 2018.