Film Year: 2017
Film Length: 71 min.
Director: Quinn Costello, Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer.
Featuring: Thomas Gonzales, Kermit Ruffins, Susan Spicer, Michael Beran, Tab Pitre, Cree McCree.
Preceded by short film The Alligator Hunter
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, putting 80% of the city underwater. But the coastal wetlands region just south of the city now faces its latest threat: hordes of monstrous 20-pound rodents known as “nutria.” Louisiana fisherman Thomas Gonzales and his community of Delacroix Islanders must fight the invasion of these rodents, whose voracious appetites accelerate coastal erosion and make the area even more vulnerable to hurricanes. Through the stories of fishermen, musicians, and fashion designers, this documentary explores environmental concerns, the loss of homeland, and the resilience of the human spirit.
St. Anne’s-Belfield School