‘An Enduring Legacy’ to Air Nationally on Public Television

LPB hosts a special film screening on April 18

Croatian-American woman oyster farmer in Louisiana

"An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans" is a documentary about a community of oyster farmers in Louisiana by LSU English Professor James V. Catano. LPB will host a special screening with the filmmaker on April 18.

Photo: "An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans"

BATON ROUGE – LSU English Professor James V. Catano’s film, “An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans,” will premiere nationally on public television this month. Louisiana Public Broadcasting, or LPB, will host a free screening of the film with Catano on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the LPB Studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

The film follows the lives of four individuals who embody the 150-year-old Croatian American experience and share in the history of this unique tight-knit oyster farming community. Special guests at the film screening include John and Jane Tesvich from Plaquemines, who are featured in the film.

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will provide fresh Louisiana seafood at 6 p.m. Film screening attendees will receive a free three-month subscription to LPB Passport. For more information and to RSVP, call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@lpb.org.

“An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans” will air on LPB on Friday, April 21, at 9:30 p.m. The film is part of Season Two of “Reel South.”

“Reel South” is an anthology series highlighting the best nonfiction storytelling from across the American South. Distributed to public television stations nationally, the series brings diverse Southern voices, topics, and points of view into millions of homes. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or CPB, the series is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund, or SDF. All films from Season Two will stream at reelsouth.org the day after broadcast.

LPB Passport offers extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online with more than 1,000 episodes to watch, with new PBS programs being added weekly.


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Louisiana Public Broadcasting


Alison Satake
LSU Media Relations