*Sola: Louisiana Water Stories

Documentary Film
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Everywhere you look in Southern Louisiana (SoLa) there’s water—bayous, swamps, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico. And everyone in Cajun Country has a water story, or two or three. SoLa’s waterways are also home to the biggest economies in Louisiana—a $70 billion a year oil and gas industry and a $2.4 billion a year fishing business. Both are in the midst of sizable change.

 SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories investigates how the exploitation of Southern Louisiana’s abundant natural resources compromised the resiliency of its ecology and culture, multiplying the devastating impact of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. It is a poignant look back at a way of life that may now be gone forever, and a forsighted view at exactly how the gusher in the Gulf was allowed to happen.

 “A great crash course that deftly addresses the ecological, economic and social issues facing Louisiana.” David Burley, Asst. Professor of Sociology, Southeastern Louisiana University

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