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Filmmakers looking for Katrina evacuees for documentary

Posted at 9:42 AM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 14:21:16-04

LAFAYETTE, La. – Calling all Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

A documentary film is being made about the Cajundome Mega-Shelter experience following that storm of 2005. And the filmmakers are asking anyone who took shelter in the Cajundome after Katrina to contact them by September 28 for a possible interview.

“We want to hear from evacuees who stayed in the Cajundome for any length of time — whether for a day or two or a month or more,” says Dr. Paul Azar, who is one of the principals in the project.

“Your stories are an essential part of this documentary, and we’re very interested in hearing what you have to say.”

Titled, “Cajundome City,” the documentary is being videotaped and edited by Vidox Motion Imagery of Lafayette under the direction of Christopher Allain.

For those who are willing to be interviewed — or who know someone who would be — contact Trent Angers at Acadian House Publishing at (337) 235-8851, Ext 106 (desk) or (337) 257-2028 (cell).

The documentary portrays Lafayette and the surrounding area in a very positive light — as a region whose people naturally step up and work together to help others in their times of need, according to Angers.

Acadian House recently published a book titled “The Day of the Cajundome Mega-Shelter: The ‘small city’ that sprang up in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.” The upcoming documentary film is based in part on the material in the book, by Jefferson Hennessy with Leigh Hennessy Robson and Mark Robson.