Annie first came to the water slums of Bahia, Brazil in 1999 to work with a grassroots arts and education organization called GRUCON. She worked and resided in this neighborhood for 18-months, learned Portuguese and co-directed a short documentary to support GRUCONís work. Later she joined Just Media as Associate Producer, Translator, Additional Camera and Assistant Editor on Daniel Jungeís THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY, a feature-length documentary that follows the aftermath of a Catholic nunís assassination in the Brazilian Amazon (HBO Films, Winner SXSW Film Festival 2008, nominated for National Emmy 2010). Annie also worked as Assistant Editor and Production Coordinator on other Just Mediaís films: THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER (HBO Films, nominated for an Academy Award 2010); IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA (Toronto Film Festival 2007, broadcast on PBS and BBC). Currently she works as an independent Producer/Editor in Denver. She began shooting BAY OF ALL SAINTS at the end of 2004 when she learned of the State of Bahiaís controversial plans to demolish the last of the water slums, home to many of the woman she had befriended while living in the slum. (4/13)
Bay of All Saints
A film by Annie Eastman, 2012, 74 min., Color
In Salvador, Bahia, next to one of Brazilís wealthiest cities, generations of impoverished families have lived in a community of palafitas, shacks bui...