Film Screening: Can’t Stop the Water

This film tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the indigenous community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away. For 170 years, The Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians have occupied this island deep in the Louisiana bayous. Years of gas and oil exploration have ravaged the surrounding marsh, leaving the island defenseless against the ocean tide that will eventually destroy it. As Chief Albert Naquin desperately looks for a way to bring his tribe together on higher ground, those that remain on the island cling to the hope that they can stay.

Dir. Rebecca Marshall Ferris and Jason Ferris, 2013, 40 mins

Registration recommended

July 30th, 2015 at 7-7:40pm