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UNO documentary: A world without shrimp

Editor’s Note:  The following series “Something Fishy” is a week-long series curated by Rosalind Kidwell as part of the Digital Research Internship Program in partnership with ViaNolaVie. The DRI Program is a Newcomb Insitute technology initiative for undergraduate students combining technology skillsets, feminist leadership, and the digital humanities.

An integral part of life in South Louisiana is our extensive aquatic life. Fish permeate New Orleans culture, whether they’re from the Gulf or a nearby Bayou, whether they’re on or off our plates. This collection of articles for “Something Fishy” explores the importance of these creatures in the nearby area.

This short documentary explores the experiences of local Louisiana fishermen, particularly the struggles they’ve faced in the aftermath of the oil spill in the Gulf. This post was originally published on NolaVie on August 6, 2012.

Who: Louisiana fishermen

Film by: UNO student and filmmaker Michael DiJohn

Editor’s Note: NolaVie partners with students of UNO professor László Zsolt Fülöp, pairing them with artists, non-profits, environmental groups, and cultural entities to facilitate a live curriculum that results in a short documentary. In this short doc, entitled “A World Without Shrimp” filmmaker Michael DiJohn talks with Louisiana fishermen and gives new understanding of how the locavore movement hits home for both producers and consumers.


The Film and Theatre Department of UNO and NolaVie present this series of short films produced by the students in Laszlo Fulop’s documentary class. Read Renee Peck’s column about the program here.


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