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Revisiting Flaherty's Louisiana Story

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Produced by Patricia A. Suchy, James V. Catano, and Adelaide Russo
Cinematographer: Shenid Bhayroo
Sound: Trey Willard and Ben Powell, Sound
Editing: Jordy Wax
Copyright: Louisiana State University
01 hours, 04 minutes, Color
Original format: Other, 2006
Distributor: Southern Spaces
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In 2006, a group of students at Louisiana State University created short films revisiting the people and places of documentary maker Robert Flaherty's Louisiana Story. Through short film and essay, "Revisiting Flaherty's Louisiana Story" examines both the legacy of Flaherty's 1948 film and the experience of these student filmmakers in southern Louisiana. Suchy and Catano explore reflexivity in documentary filmmaking, depictions of the oil industry and the environment in south Louisiana, and the role of documentary images in making Louisianan identities.


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