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Washing Away: After the Storms (2010)



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Port Sulphur, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Raceland, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Erath, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, Larose, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, Delcambre, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-08-25

Duration: 00:26:29

Subjects: Hurricanes | Hurricane Katrina, 2005 | Hurricane Rita, 2005 | Hurricane Gustav, 2008 | Hurricane Ike, 2008 | Hurricane recovery | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | St. Pe, Kerry M. | 10th Ward Buck | Domingue, Errol | Dore, Preston | Falgout, Ted M., 1951- | Chase, Leah | Dooky Chase's Restaurant | COASTAL EROSION | Environment | Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program | Port Fourchon (La.) | Agriculture | FARMERS | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Shrimpers (Persons) | OIL INDUSTRY | GAS INDUSTRY


  • Clarkson, Patricia Narrator
  • Barnes, Liz Producer
  • Melton, Christina Associate Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Barnes, Liz Writer
  • Esneault, Mike Composer
  • St. Pe, Kerry Interviewee
  • Chase, Leah Interviewee
  • Domingue, Errol Interviewee
  • Horton, Marlon Interviewee
  • Falgout, Ted Interviewee
  • Dore, Preston Interviewee


A 2010 documentary chronicling the lives of six Louisianans as they continue to rebuild their lives five years after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The Louisianans are: Kerry St. Pe of Raceland, a marine biologist and the director of the Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program; Leah Chase of New Orleans, a chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant; Errol Domingue of Erath, a third generation farmer and member of the Vermilion Parish Police Jury; Marlon Horton of New Orleans, a small business owner and bounce artist known as “10th Ward Buck”; Ted Falgout of Larose, an alligator farmer and the former director of Port Fourchon; and Preston Dore of Delcambre, a shrimper and owner of Seafood Express Restaurant. The documentary focuses on the setbacks to their recovery caused by Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike in 2008 and the BP Oil Spill in 2010, the issue of coastal erosion, and the impact of these issues and events on Louisiana’s agriculture, seafood, and oil and gas industries. Narrator: Patricia Clarkson