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Loyola to showcase 'My Louisiana Love' documentary

Loyola press release - April 23, 2012

A sneak preview of the documentary film “My Louisiana Love” will be shown on tonight, April 23 in Nunemaker Auditorium at 7:30 pm. The film, produced by Loyola alumna Monique Verdin ’11 and Sharon Linezo Hong, traces a young woman’s quest to find a place in her Native American community as it reels from decades of environmental degradation.

Verdin returns to Southeast Louisiana to reunite with her Houma Nation family, but soon sees that her people's traditional way of life - fishing, trapping and hunting in these fragile wetlands - is threatened by a continuing cycle of social and ecological injustice. She must overcome the loss of her father, her partner and her house and redefine the meaning of home.

A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the West Road Garage.

“My Louisiana Love” is produced by Within a Sense, LLC, for Native American Public Telecommunications, Inc. and is presented by The Center for the Study of New Orleans, at Loyola University New Orleans, in conjunction with the Center for Environmental Communication and the School of Mass Communication.

Additional information about the documentary can be found at www.mylouisianalove.com. For more information, contact Matt Lambert in the Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5448 or mlambert@loyno.edu.