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Washing Away: Losing Louisiana (2006)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Port Sulphur, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Erath, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, Delcambre, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Raceland, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-08-29

Duration: 00:56:14

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane recovery | St. Pe, Kerry M. | 10th Ward Buck | Domingue, Errol | Dore, Preston | Falgout, Ted M., 1951- | Chase, Leah | Dooky Chase's Restaurant | COASTAL EROSION | Environment | Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program | Port Fourchon (La.) | Agriculture | FARMERS | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Shrimpers (Persons) | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY


  • Sarandon, Susan Narrator
  • Melton, Christina Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Haynes, John Darling Photographer
  • Melton, Christina Writer
  • Richard, C.E. Writer
  • Esneault, Mike Composer
  • St. Pe, Kerry Interviewee
  • Horton, Marlon Interviewee
  • Domingue, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Domingue, Errol Interviewee
  • Dore, Preston Interviewee
  • Falgout, Ted Interviewee
  • Chase, Leah Interviewee
  • Kamata, Leah Chase Interviewee
  • Domingue, Annie Interviewee
  • Folse, John Interviewee


A 2006 documentary chronicling the lives of six Louisianans as they struggle to rebuild their lives in the year following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The Louisianans are: Kerry St. Pe of Raceland, a marine biologist and the director of the Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Marlon Horton of New Orleans, a bounce artist known as “10th Ward Buck”; Errol Domingue of Erath, a third generation farmer; Preston Dore of Delcambre, a shrimper and owner of Seafood Express Restaurant; Ted Falgout of Larose, an alligator farmer and the director of Port Fourchon; and Leah Chase of New Orleans, a chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. The documentary also focuses on Louisiana’s lack of natural defenses against hurricanes due to the erosion of a large portion of its wetlands and barrier islands, as well as the impact of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita on the state’s agriculture, seafood, and oil and gas industries. Narrator: Susan Sarandon