My Louisiana Love
Documentary Short | Sharon Linezo Hong
My Louisiana Love follows a young Native American woman, Monique Verdin, as she returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Indian family. But soon she sees that her people’s traditional way of life- fishing , trapping, and hunting in these fragile wetlands – is threatened by a cycle of man-made environmental crises. The documentary shows Monique’s turn to activism after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. A personal reflection on the complex and uneven relationship between the oil industry and the indigenous community of the Mississippi Delta, it is both unique and frighteningly familiar.
Release: April 2012