Les Vues Free Film Series: My Louisiana Love
April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the Bayou Vermilion District and Vermilionville’s free cultural film series, Les Vues, held on the last Monday of each month. Les Vues is curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, statewide. Films range from features to documentaries focusing on various aspects of culture. Following the screenings, a curator conducts an open discussion with the audience.
This month’s featured film is, My Louisiana Love, curated by director Monique Verdin. My Louisiana Love first began when Monique Verdin (Houma) and her boyfriend, Mark Krasnoff, started recording Monique’s Native American relatives in southeast Louisiana. Hoping to capture the Houma Indian’s struggle to live in bayou communities plagued with environmental injustice, they filmed eroding wetlands and interviewed Native elders. Their documentation quickly shifted after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, leaving Mark and Monique facing their own personal struggles in the aftermath’s apocalyptic reality—only to be followed by more devastation to the Gulf Coast with Hurricane Rita and the BP oil leak.