Swapping Stories (1998)

About the Film

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.


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Film Details

  • Produced by: Pat Mire, Maida Owens
  • Sound: Jerry Devillier, Terry Huval, Randall LaBry, Nick Maucele, Terry Gibbs
  • Editor: Reggie Wade
  • Other Credits: Music by Gerry McGee
  • Funding: Louisiana Division of the Arts, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Louisiana Office of Tourism
  • Original Format: Betacam Digital (Digi Beta)
  • © 1998, Pat Mire and Louisiana Public Broadcasting
  • 26mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Narrative & Verbal Arts: Storytelling