"My Louisiana Love" is a 2012 documentary film directed by Sharon Linezo Hong, which chronicles the personal journey of Monique Verdin, a young Native American woman from the Houma Nation in southern Louisiana. The film explores the complex intersection of environmental justice, cultural identity, and the effects of industrialization on the region's fragile ecosystem. Through intimate storytelling and stunning visuals, Verdin reflects on her family's history, the devastation caused by hurricanes, and the encroaching threat of coastal erosion and oil pollution. "My Louisiana Love" poignantly captures Verdin's determination to preserve her ancestral land, traditions, and the irreplaceable beauty of the Louisiana bayou.
Full film available on America Reframed on PBS
Soundtrack available here