Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Pat Mire, coming to library
Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Pat Mire, will appear and speak at a screening of Against the Tide: The Story of the Cajun People of Louisiana at Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. Mire, awarded the 2011 Acadian Culture Preservation Award in recognition of his “authentic and artistic portrayal of the Cajun people to the world through film,” will present this epic story of one of the most celebrated and misunderstood ethnic communities in North America.
This documentary film tells the story of the Acadian people from their origins in France, their immigration to Nova Scotia, their expulsion by the British and their eventual relocation in South Louisiana. The film also looks at the battles to keep the Cajun culture alive and efforts to preserve the French language in Louisiana. Pat Mire has made it his mission to capture stories of the Cajun culture even as this culture slowly disappears. Mire will lead a discussion with a question and answer session following the film.
For more information or to register, contact the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales at 647-3955.