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Salvador, Bahia-Set Doc On Impoverished Families 'Bay Of All Saints' Is Poignant, Revelatory and Inspirational

You can only imagine the stench from the sewage and garbage infested waters below their homes. There are hundreds of impoverished families, most of them African descendants, living in unstable shacks supported by stilts in the region of Palafitas in the Brazilian bay. The powerful Bay Of All Saints documentary follows the lives of three single mothers: Dona Maria, a trash picker and grandmother raising 16 children and grandchildren under unsanitary conditions, Jesus, a laundry-washer who lives with her pregnant 15-year old daughter, who wishes a well-to-do prince charming will rescue them from the bay, and Geni, an activist and community organizer in the efforts to expedite the local...
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SXSW 2012 Documentary Winner Speaks Out

SXSW 2012 Documentary Winner Speaks Out
Annie Eastman is the director of the documentary “Bay of All Saints,” which won an Audience Awards at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

I didn’t make “Bay Of All Saints” because I was a filmmaker. Rather, I became a filmmaker in order to make “Bay Of All Saints.”

Thirteen years ago, from the third-story window of a school where I was volunteering, I first saw the palafitas; a network of shacks built on stilts in the ocean bay
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SXSW 2012: Gimme The Loot and Beware Of Mr. Baker Take Top Prizes

There are still plenty of films left to screen and plenty of Lone Stars left to be tipped back at Austin's SXSW Film Festival, but Tuesday night saw the prizes doled out none the less. The Grand Jury Prize for narrative film went to Adam Leon's graffiti love story Gimme The Loot while the Grand Jury Prize for docu was awarded to Jay Bulger for his rock and roll bio-doc Beware Of Mr. Baker. The audience prizes went to Megan Griffiths for her striking sex-trafficking drama Eden (actress Jamie Chung was also recognized by the jury for her starring role in that film) and to Annie Eastman's Brazilian water slum docu Bay Of All Saints. More audience awards will be comig down the pipe...
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