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The Pirogue Maker: Film Facts

1949, Film: 35mm
14 minutes, Black and White
Description: In 1948, Robert Flaherty was working on "The Louisiana Story." He was searching for a small boat, or "pirogue" for his young hero. Flaherty soon became aware that pirogue-making was a disappearing art. Finally, when he found Ebdon Allemon, a Cajun craftsman, he persuaded him to make the pirogue. It may well have been the last piroque made in Louisiana. This is a record of that event.
Featuring: Amanda Southerland
Copyright: 1992, Exxon
Filmmaker(s): Arnold Eagle
Produced by: Arnold Eagle
Cinematography: Arnold Eagle
Editing: Dorothy Albert and John Oser
Sound: Sound track by Susan Reed
Acknowledgements: Dedicated to the memory of Robert Flaherty. Louisiana French folksongs arranged and sung by Susan Reed.
Funding: Funded by Exxon Corporation

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