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Acadian Awakening Movie Night

Lake Charles Civic Center, Rosa Hart Theatre
Featuring: Against the Tide, documentary by Pat Mire
Friday, October 2 - 7 p.m. 

Against the Tide is the epic story of one of the most celebrated and misunderstood ethnic communities in North America. Ravaged by bloody religious wars, French farmers left Western France in the 17th century to establish a new homeland in the wilderness of what today is Nova Scotia.

After a brutal deportation by the British, (ethnic cleansing in contemporary parlance) the ancestors of the Cajun people were able to end their exile and reunite their families in Louisiana. Through the years, the Cajun people have maintained their identity and language in spite of the overwhelming pressure of Americanization.

This is the true story of the Cajuns as told by their direct descendants, including director Pat Mire, host/narrator Zachary Richard, historian Carl Brasseaux, and folklorist Barry Ancelet.

Pat Mire will be in Lake Charles for the movie night to talk about the film’s inspiration and significance as we are commemorating the arrival of the first Acadians in Louisiana 250 year ago for the 2015 Great Acadian Awakening.

Learn more about Pat Mire and Against the Tide: patmire.com/films/against-the-tide/



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