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Bay of All Saints


In Bahia, Brazil, generations of impoverished families live in palafitas, shacks built on stilts over the ocean bay. When the government threatens to reclaim the bay in the name of ecological restoration, hundreds of families are about to lose their homes. "Bay of All Saints" is a lyrical portrait of three single-mothers living in the water slums during this crisis. Their individual stories of poverty unfold through visits from Norato, their big-hearted refrigerator repairman, born and raised in the palafitas. As these women rise to fight for their future, they begin to see the bay in a whole new light.


Director(s): Annie Eastman

Executive Producer(s): Diane Markrow, Henry Ansbacher

Producer(s): Davis Coombe, Diane Markrow

Cinematographer: Annie Eastman

Editor(s): Annie Eastman

Sound Designer: Davis Coombe

Music: Koven Smith, Jeff Linsenmaier

Director Bio


Before filming "Bay of All Saints" in 2004, Annie Eastman worked with a community arts group in the water slums of Bahia. She was Associate Producer on "They Killed Sister Dorothy" (HBO Films, Winner SXSW 2008) and Production Coordinator/Assistant Editor on "The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner" (Oscar Nominee, 2010).  


Public Film Contact

Annie Eastman
A Crowded Peninsula
2210 S Corona St


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