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Horace Jenkins Interview (1981)




Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-12-10

Duration: 00:08:03

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.