‘Native Waters’ screening in Baldwin on Thursday
“Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection” will be screened Thursday at the West End Branch Library in Baldwin at 5:30 p.m.
A production of Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the show originally aired in 2012 and is narrated by Chitimacha tribal member Roger Stouff.
A Telly Film Award Winner and finalist in the 2011 Suncoast Emmy Awards, “Native Waters” journeys into the sacred places of the basin with Stouff, the son of the last traditional chief of the Chitimacha Indians and a keeper of his family’s oral tradition.
In the documentary Stouff shares his native stories, beliefs and perspectives of the Chitimacha tribe, the demise of the Atchafalaya river basin, the depletion of sacred fishing and hunting grounds and the current interest and rejuvenation for the time-honored Chitimacha way of life.
He will also be available for book-signing and will have copies of his newest title, the novel “A Divide Beyond Reason.” Light refreshments will be served.
“Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection” is a production of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Director & Producer: Tika Laudun; Writer & Narrator: Roger Emile Stouff; Producer & Writer: C. E. Richard; Photographer & Editor: Rex Q. Fortenberry, Still Photographer: Tika Laudun.
Funding for this program has been provided by the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Native American Public Telecommunications through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.