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Mosquitoes and High Water: Film Facts

1983, 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic
23 minutes, Color
Description: A video examining the unique history and culture of one of America's least known ethnic groups, the Spanish-speaking "Islenos" who live in the bayous east of New Orleans and are celebrated for their tradition of decimas -- long, descriptive ballads about events in their lives or notorious local characters. A film by Louis Alvarez and Andrew Kolker.
Featuring: Martin Alfonso, Chelito Campo, Irvan Perez
Copyright: 1983, Center for New American Media (CNAM)
Filmmaker(s): Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker
Produced by: Center for New American Media
Cinematography: Andrew Kolker
Editing: Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker
Sound: Louis Alvarez
Acknowledgements: Advisors: Samuel Armistead and Joseph Guillotte
Funding: The National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Alabama Filmmakers Coop.

Distribution: Center for New America Media (CNAM)
589 Eighth Ave, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018
Distributor Email: Contact
Distributor Website: Center for New America Media (CNAM)
Distributor Telephone: 212-630-9971

Archives & Stock Footage: Center for New Amercian Media
589 Eighth Ave, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018
Archives & Stock Footage Email: Contact
Archives & Stock Footage Website: Center for New Amercian Media
Archives & Stock Footage Telephone: 212-630-9971


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