A very close client of ours, Taproot Productions, has had their documentary Desert Bayou nominated for the 39th NAACP Image Awards under the documentary category. Over 1,200 entries were received, and Desert Bayou has been nominated along side some of this years most heralded documentaries. Be sure to watch the Awards from 8-10 PM tonight (February 14th) on FOX.
The documentary category includes:
+ Bastards of the Party (HBO)
+ Darfur Now (Warner Independent Pictures)
+ Desert Bayou (Cinema Libre Productions)
+ Price of Sugar (Mitropolous Films)
+ Sicko (The Weinstein Co.)
The feature length documentary tells the story of 600 African Americans who were airlifted out of New Orleans after the floods, shipped to Utah without their knowledge, subjected to three identity checks and then housed at an isolated military base. Although the people flown to Utah were a small percentage of those displaced - estimates are between 645,000 and 1 million – their story is emblematic of some painful truths about race, religion and poverty in America. The documentary features Master P, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and families displaced by the storm.
DVD on Sale February 19th
Ask for it at your local DVD retailer, rent it on Netflix, or look for it online at Amazon or at cinemalibrestore.com.
GeekPAK designed and implemented the website for Desert Bayou and also helped manage the films online marketing campaign.