Screened Friday, October 10, 2008
This documentary, directed by Conni Castille and Allison Bohl, is a celebration of a daily dining tradition in South Louisiana: the plate lunch house. Filmed in and around Lafayette, Raised on Rice and Gravy offers a local’s look at the kind of authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine that Acadiana natives serve themselves, not the tourists: chicken stew, smothered potatoes, and stuffed turkey wings. But the film also captures the communal nature of these plate lunch houses, where cooks and customers are able to talk face to face across the serving line.
Documentary Short Award Winner 2009