WaterWays Films at 2017 New Orleans Film Festival @ The New Orleans Advocate, New Orleans [18 October]

WaterWays Films at 2017 New Orleans Film Festival

20:30 - 21:30

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The New Orleans Advocate
840 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Join us for the world premiere of 4 short films about communites facing landloss along Louisiana's imperiled coast. Part of the LEH's two-year coastal initiative, supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Keepers of the Mound
DIR: Katie Mathews (World Premiere)
A Houma family cares for one of the many ancient Native American earthen mounds threatened by the rapid disintegration of the Louisiana coastline.

Station 15
DIR: Kira Akerman & Sophie Tintori (World Premiere)
A New Orleans high school student’s meditation on a broken drainage system in an era of climate change.

Born on the Bayou
DIR: Kevin McCaffrey (World Premiere)
The most successful levee management district in Louisiana is South Bayou Lafourche, it is constantly perfected by the leadership of sixth generation Cajun Windell Curole who combines a canny knowledge of science, best practices, political acumen and knowledge from locals.

Plaquemines and The Mid-Barataria Diversion
DIR: John Richie (World Premiere)
Plaquemines Parish, located just south of New Orleans, runs the entire length of the Mississippi on both banks of the river. Residents of the area are torn on a governmental plan to reinforce the area’s marshlands
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