The devastation of the 2010 BP oil spill has faded from public consciousness, but for some it cannot be escaped. Slow Season (2014) is a reverie on an endangered way of life through the words of a Houma Indian crab fisherman and his family, deep in Louisiana’s bayou country. As they ply the dark channel waters of South Louisiana, sell the day's catch, and relax at home, Alexie and his sons express what they want to remember about these bayou summers and their life on the water.
Slow Season was selected by Working Films for a short film screening tour in coastal communities, called Shore Stories, that sheds light on the perils of offshore drilling and on grassroots resistance in communities across the country. The film has screened in coastal communities throughout Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Now that the Trump administration has announced plans to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore drilling, the tour is expanding across the country, from New York, to Florida, to California. Find a screening near you here.
Slow Season - 6 min., 2014
John Fiege - Director, Producer, D.P.
Liz Perlman - Editor
Chris Lucas - Producer