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  • [The 90’s raw: New Orleans #2]

    [The 90’s raw: New Orleans #2]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. This video starts with a tour of the bayou near Thibodaux, Louisiana and then continues with the videomaker, Judith Binder, talking to several of the residents therein. Continue reading

  • Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

    Fat Tuesday, Cajun style

    Although most people typically associate Mardi Gras with Bourbon Street and the French Quarter in New Orleans, there is another Mardi Gras tradition that has been practiced for generations in Louisiana’s Cajun Country. In 1975, video pioneers TVTV produced the documentary “The Good Times Are Killing Me” about the people they met in the towns of Basile, Mamou, and Eunice, Louisiana. The video documented the old culture and way of life, including the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras or “Mardi … Continue reading

  • The Good Times Are Killing Me

    The Good Times Are Killing Me

    Documentary about the rapidly fading Cajun culture in rural Louisiana. About half of the tape focuses on Nathan Abshire, “Mr. Accordion,” who performs traditional music with his band and talks about the old life. The other major focus of the tape is the celebration of Cajun Mardi Gras. Continue reading