Films

Can't Stop the Water

Rebecca and Jason Ferris
2013 | 33 min | USA, Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw
New York Premiere | Directors in Attendance

"The White Man pushed us to the end of the earth. Now Mother Nature is pushing us back." —Chief Albert Naquin.

The past has always been a liability for the community of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. The island was settled by Native Americans fleeing the Trail of Tears. Assimilating into the surrounding Cajun French culture was a matter of survival. Now, as their land washes away and their community faces obliteration once more, reclaiming their culture and attaining federal recognition as American Indians may be the only thing that can save them.

Co-presented by Film and Video Center, National Museum of the American Indian

Plays with Where God Likes to Be