Raised on Rice and Gravy

About the Film

Raised on Rice and Gravy (2009)
From our Member Folklorist, Conni Castille

A short film about the authentic experience of neighborhood “plate-lunch houses,” little known to any but the locals, where the genuine traditions of Cajun and Creole cooking can still be found, creating a space and experience that nourishes the body as well as the soul of a culture, where black and white, blue collar and white collar, come together for plain talk and to share their common culinary heritage: rice and gravy. Best Short Documentary, and numerous film festivals, including Cannes. Funded by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, in association with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Folklore and Film Programs.


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