It premiered at New York's 2014 Food Film Festival last November, but here's the full-length documentary The Oyster Divers, a short film chronicling the lives of oyster divers in Long Island Sound. Although most oysters eaten in the United States originate from oyster farms, a small cluster of fishermen — many of whom have been "baymen" for generations — hand-pick oysters from the Sound's floor.
The baymen's enthusiasm for their local product is infectious. "They bring us some of the best oysters, honestly, in the world," says Kevin Joseph, founder of New York's Empire Oyster. "I love them. I think they're heroes." Go, watch the film above.