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Swapping Stories

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Produced by Pat Mire, Maida Owens
Sound: Jerry Devillier, Terry Huval, Randall LaBry, Nick Maucele, Terry Gibbs
Editing: Reggie Wade
Copyright: 1998, Pat Mire and Louisiana Public Broadcasting
26 minutes, Color
Original format: Betacam Digital (Digi Beta), 1998
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Tall tales, oyster shucking monsters, and some good old fashioned jokes are all on the menu in Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana. This documentary film by Pat Mire brings together some of the best storytellers in Louisiana, including comedians A.J. Smith and Dave Petitjean, Creole storyteller Enola Mathews, and the late Bel Abbey and Colonel Ike Hamilton.