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This documentary presents a critical and historically informed perspective on the origin and evolution of Cajun identity and the complex issues being debated today. It shows how Cajuns compare to the present-day Acadians, a community that is supposedly at the historical root of Cajun ethnicity. The film examines how cultural and racial labels in Louisiana have shifted, especially over the last 70 years, and considers the stakes of maintaining (or losing) heritage languages in the U.S. Through interviews with leading experts filmed in Louisiana, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, viewers will discover the diversity and complexity of South Louisiana’s French and Creole-speaking communities and see how Americanization, racism, and language have reshaped the cultural landscape of Louisiana.

English and French with English subtitles.

Filmmaker Nathan Rabalais will attend the world premiere screening of the film.
Nathan Rabalais
Nathan Rabalais
David Rabalais and Nathan Rabalais
51 Minutes
Watch the Trailer
1/30/19 7:00pm at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
premiere v4
contributing 2019 2
international 2019 3