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Program
My Louisiana Love
Contributing Organization
Vision Maker Media (Lincoln, Nebraska)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/508-sn00z71v24
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Description
Program Description
Also broadcast as an episode of America ReFramed.
Program Description
My Louisiana Love follows a young Native American woman, Monique Verdin, as she returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people's traditional way of life- fishing, trapping, and hunting these fragile wetlands is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. As Louisiana is devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Rita and then the BP oil leak, Monique finds herself turning to environmental activism. She documents her family's struggle to stay close to the land despite the cycle of disasters and the rapidly disappearing coastline. The film looks at the complex and uneven relationship between the oil industry and the indigenous community of the Mississippi Delta. In this intimate documentary portrait, Monique must overcome the loss of her house, her father, and her partner, and redefine the meaning of home. Her story is both unique and frighteningly familiar.
Broadcast Date
2012-00-00
Asset type
Program
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Social Issues
Local Communities
Environment
Race and Ethnicity
Rights
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Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:17:28
Credits
Host: Del Toro, Natasha
Producer: Hong, Sharon Linezo
Producer: Mallozzi, Julie
Producer: Verdin, Monique
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Vision Maker Media
Identifier: 2013-00384 (VMM Inventory #)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Master
Duration: 0.060416667
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Citations
Chicago: “My Louisiana Love,” 2012-00-00, Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 3, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-508-sn00z71v24.
MLA: “My Louisiana Love.” 2012-00-00. Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 3, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-508-sn00z71v24>.
APA: My Louisiana Love. Boston, MA: Vision Maker Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-508-sn00z71v24