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Coastal

Born on the Bayou

Wendell Curole, General Manager of the South Lafourche Levee District, takes us on a journey through his parish, introducing us to his neighbors and the public works along the levee critical to preserving his home and culture.

Born on the Bayou
Directed by Kevin McCaffrey
2017; 23 min.

Windell Curole grew up on the waters of Bayou Lafourche. Not only has he always lived there, he has devoted his life to protecting the people and small bayou towns that make up his world. For over 35 years, he has been intimately involved in the planning and implementation of projects that are helping to saving coastal Louisiana. Windell takes us on a journey through his parish, introducing us to his neighbors and the public works along the levee that have been critical in preserving his home and culture.  

Directed by Kevin McCaffrey.

The WaterWays films are made possible by a grant to the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities from the Walton Family Foundation to support a multi-year initiative to document the issues facing Louisiana’s coast. 

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