The Story Of The Cajuns– A Cajun film six years in the making which was premiered during the Congrès Mondial Acadien in 2014. The Story Of The Cajuns tells the story of how Acadians expelled during the Deportation made the arduous journey, some of them via France, to their new home in Louisiana.
Produced by Crown of Maine Productions in Northern Maine, the film was shot in Canada, France and Louisiana by award winning filmmaker, Brenda Jepson and her husband Alan in collaboration with Dr. Françoise Paradis who coaxed amazing stories from Cajuns of all walks of life. Cajundome Convention Center, October 9, Jazz Room, 10:00am to 11:00am & 1:45pm to 2:45pm
PROMISELAND…Stories Untold by Ronald Gaspard. On the banks of the Bayou Teche in rural St. Martin Parish, there is an abandoned burial ground known as the “Promised Land Slave Cemetery.” Efforts are underway to restore the identities of those buried there and honor their sacrifices and memory. In 2011, Louisiane Productions became involved in this noble project by documenting the reconstitution of the Black Creole community of Promiseland and thus help give voice to these unsung buried heroes. Promiseland … Stories Untold is an interpretation of the Louisiana stories as told within the narrative of Diaspora and often in the voice of the ancestors: Creole French. Cajundome Convention Center, October 9, Jazz Room, 11:00am to 12:00pm
Coton Jaune – Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story
by Sharon G Donnan, Suzanne C Breaux & Elaine Bourque. This movie explores the history of natural brown cotton in Southwest Louisiana and examines its origins and use among the people of Acadiana. Spinning and weaving were an integral part of daily life in rural Louisiana through the end of the 19th century. Cajundome Convention Center, October 9, Jazz Room, 12:30pm to 13:30pm