Holding Back the Tide

Ghosts of over-farmed oysters haunt New York City, the former oyster capital of the world, with cautionary tales of overconsumption. Meanwhile, environmental hopefuls work to repopulate these queer heroes. This experimental hybrid documentary explores their dated symbolism as high-class aphrodisiacs, celebrating their role filtering the waterways and protecting our coastlines.

Creative Team: Emily Packer, Liz Beeson, John Marty, Lindsey Phillips, Ben Still, Julia Lewis, Trey Tetreault, Josh Margolis, Lesley Steele

Our fiscal sponsor: The Gotham Film & Media Institute

Our non-profit partner: Waterfront Alliance

Estimated release: 2023

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