2019. Spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst. Barring an unexpected turn of events, local authorities will soon be forced to open the floodgates of the Morganza Spillway, in order to save the cities of New-Orleans and Bâton-Rouge from further uncontrolled flooding. Faith and resilience are the two best weapons they still have in the face of uncertainty.
Following the making of the short documentaries Laissez les bons temps rouler (2017) and Acadiana (2019), both of which take place in Cajun country, we wanted to continue our reflections by concluding our Louisiana trilogy with a final filmic essay entitled Belle River.
Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin
United States, Canada