Nailah JeffersonNailah Jefferson

Nailah is a New Orleans based filmmaker inspired by the enduring human spirit, whose films span fiction and nonfiction. Her acclaimed work has been distributed domestically and internationally on the film festival circuit, theatrically and televised. Nailah’s documentary VANISHING PEARLS: THE OYSTERMEN OF POINTE A LA HACHE told the story of an African American oyster fishing community in Plaquemines Parish and their fight for justice after the 2010 BP Oil Spill. The film was acquired by Array. Nailah’s narrative film PLAQUEMINES was chosen as an American Black Film Festival HBO Shorts finalist and is currently available on HBO platforms.


Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund | 2019