Bayou Sundance: Oral History

Posted February 20th 2014
The Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle is a degraded cypress swamp just north of the Historic Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans. Over the course of 50 years, human activity has caused the swamp and surrounding ecosystem to erode, contributing to increased vulnerability to storms and catastrophic damage to the City.

This provocative film documents, through the eyes of community elders and youth, the history of the triangle — the decline of the wetlands, the impacts, and the movement for renewal. This powerful story captures the importance of urban wetlands, natural storm protection for coastal cities, and a historical environmental justice case-study.

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