Screened Monday, October 12, 2009
Think you know New Orleans history? Well, think again. Faubourg Treme, The Untold Story of Black New Orleans takes a fascinating look at one of our city’s most mysterious neighborhoods with writer and Treme resident Lolis Eric Elie.
Long ago, this place was home to the most prosperous and politically active black community in America. Here black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor cohabitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what defines our city today.
Drawing on footage shot before and after Hurricane Katrina, and much never-before-seen archival footage, Faubourg Treme, The Untold Story of Black New Orleans uncovers Treme’s forgotten past in a riveting tale of hope, heartbreak, and endurance.