Delta blues: Beasts of The Southern Wild

Director Benh Zeitlin’s first feature film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, is seen through the eyes of a six-year-old named Hushpuppy (played by five-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis) living with her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), in a ravaged southern Delta community called “the Bathtub,” reminiscent of a post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans and based on the culture of the Mississippi.