Revisiting Flaherty's Louisiana Story (2006)

In 2006, Filmmaker Rob Rombout led a group of students at Louisiana State University in a workshop that created short films revisiting the people and places of documentary maker Robert Flaherty's Louisiana Story. Through short film and essay, "Revisiting Flaherty's Louisiana Story" examines both the legacy of Flaherty's 1948 film and the experience of these student filmmakers in southern Louisiana. Workshop director Rombert, writers Suchy and Catano and the students in the workshop explore reflexivity in documentary filmmaking, depictions of the oil industry and the environment in south Louisiana, and the role of documentary images in making Louisianan identities.

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Film Details

  • Film by: Various
  • Produced by: Patricia A. Suchy, James V. Catano, and Adelaide Russo. Workshop director Rob Rombout
  • Cinematographer: Shenid Bhayroo
  • Sound: Trey Willard and Ben Powell, Sound
  • Editor: Jordy Wax
  • Other Credits: Rob Rombout, student workshop director; James V. Catano and Patricia A. Suchy, Writers
  • Original Format: Other
  • ©2006, Louisiana State University
  • 1 hr 4 mins, Color
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