Les Vues Free Film Series: "Forgotten Bayou: Life on the Sinkhole"
Join us for the free monthly cultural film series, Les Vues, held the last Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Performance Center. Les Vues is curated
by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc.
that focus on the themes surrounding various aspects of culture.
Following the screenings will be an open discussion between the audience and the curator about the themes of the movie and how they apply to that culture as well as our own. Admission to the series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go toward curating and screening costs.
ABOUT THE FILM
Bayou Corne, Louisiana was once a thriving Cajun community. On August 3, 2012, a sinkhole swallowed a swath of nearby swamps and after a mandatory evacuation ordered, residents were left with an impossible choice. They could start their lives over elsewhere or stay and face the risks. Featuring interviews from current and former community members, Texas Brine employees, scientists and government officials, Forgotten Bayou chronicles the events leading up to the tragedy, as well as, the continuing ways it has altered lives. The sinkhole, now 35-acres in diameter continues to grow, very slowly while changing the landscape of what was once beautiful wetlands.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
The film will be curated by the writer, producer and director, Victoria Greene. After producing and directing several short films, Forgotten Bayou is Victoria's first feature film. An award-winning filmmaker, her short documentary, "Monster in the Bayou" won the 2016 Women in Film & Television International (WIFTI) Short Film Showcase Documentary Category. Victoria had a successful marketing/sales career before forming her production company, Greene Bayou Films, in 2013 and continues producing both narratives and documentaries.
While working with LPB (Louisiana Public Broadcasting) for over 20 years as an on-air host and anchor during pledge drives, Victoria interviewed many documentary filmmakers and fell in love with this type of storytelling. A graduate of Louisiana State University, Victoria is a member of Women in Film & Television (WIFT) and New Orleans Video & Access Center (NOVAC). Living in New Orleans with her two rescued min-pins, Reggie and Lena, Victoria is an avid LSU and Saints fan.