There are less than two weeks until we premiere Tide to Table: The Remarkable Journey of Oysters at 7 p.m. on May 10 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY!
Oysters and honeybees are both “keystone species” – they have such a significant impact on their respective environments that their absence could cause dramatic changes.
Please pardon our appearance. The average oyster takes between 18 and 24 months to reach market size, and we only have one month to dedicate to the post-production of our oyster documentary! You can catch us in the editing lab at all hours of the day putting the...
The remarkable journey of oysters does not end when they hit the table, nor once they’ve been enjoyed. They’re remarkable for a reason, and they keep us returning for more.
The Pace Docs crew dives into a type of oyster farming unlike what we experienced in Cape Cod – wild oyster farming. When asked if Norwalk was still the oyster capital of the world, Norman responded with an emphatic yes, citing the dozens of companies still working in the area to ship out oysters around the country.
There is something almost primal about the oyster- about the way we eat them raw, scraping through the sand and algae to uncover a prize to be cracked open and devoured. About their structural integrity and how they lay the foundation for the rest of the biological community. About the culture they foster and how it connects us to the ocean and its whims.
The environment is the lifeblood of the region, and water is the way of life for people on the Cape. If the oysters disappeared tomorrow, it would gravely impact everyone there.
More remarkable than the name the oysters have made for themselves, though, are the proud individuals who work to uphold their globally respected status.
Before moving to Cape Cod oyster farm in 2017, Ed was a businessman in NYC– a move made in hopes of spending more time with family. Mike Dunbar spoke about the impacts of the oyster industry on Cape Cod and how much he loves the work, referencing some of the exciting marine life that he has been able to see because of his job.