“Diversions” film screening

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
800 Front Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
PHONE: 318-357-2492

Event:        “Diversions” film screening and discussion with film maker John Richie
Date:          Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Time:          6:00-7:30 pm
Location:    Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
                  800 Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457 
Contact:     (318) 357-2492

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a screening of the documentary films “Diversions”.  Plaquemines Parish, located just south of New Orleans, runs the entire length of the Mississippi on both banks of the river. No area of the state has been more impacted by coastal land loss. The State of Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan calls for a sediment diversion to begin replenishing the marshlands, building back the land using its original creator: the river. Residents are divided over the plan. Some welcome the prospect of saving their homes, while many oyster farmers fear the diversions will destroy their oyster beds and their livelihood. This film travels through Plaquemines communities exploring the science of diversion and the dilemmas it creates.   A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

Please visit our website or call (318) 357-2492 for more information.