Horace Jenkins Interview (1981)
Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1981-12-10
Subjects: Cane River (La.) | Film Industry | CREOLES | Melrose Plantation (La.)
- Sexton, Sharon Elizabeth Host
- Jenkins, Horace Interviewee
This segment from the December 10, 1981, episode of the series “Folks” features Sharon Elizabeth Sexton’s interview with Horace Jenkins, the producer and director of an upcoming film called “Cane River.” The film was shot on location in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He discusses: the film’s story; incorporating the history of Melrose Plantation into the film; and the film’s exploration of the cultural differences between Creoles and African Americans. This segment also includes two clips from a rough cut of the film.