Directed & Produced by Katie Mathews • Executive Produced by Darcy McKinnon • Cinematography by Alex Glustrom & Biliana Grozdanova • Edited by James Page • Part of the New Orleans Video Access Center's Post Coastal series
A Cambodian fisherman in coastal Louisiana faces the prospect of becoming a refugee for the second time.
New Orleans Film Festival 2017
KEEPERS OF THE MOUND
Directed & Produced by Katie Mathews • Executive Produced by Darcy McKinnon • Cinematography by Justin Zweifach • Edited by Paavo Hanninen • Part of the New Orleans Video Access Center's Post Coastal series
As coastal erosion threatens Louisiana’s indigenous communities, an ancient earthen mound highlights what’s at stake in the battle to save our coast.
New Orleans Film Festival 2017 • Commissioned by the Smithsonian and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as a piece in their Water/Ways project
MAN WHO BUILDS LAND
A Louisiana cattle rancher from Lower Plaquemines Parish creates new land from river sediment at the "ends of the earth". However, as coastal land sinks at alarming rates, state protection agencies see Lower Plaquemines as a sacrifice zone, and one man's victory might be too little too late.
Part of the New Orleans Video Access Center's Post Coastal series
Man who Builds Land is currently in post-production.
Mossville is a feature-length documentary film that explores the psychological trauma of community displacement at the hands of the petrochemical industry.
Mossville is currently in post-production