'On Our Watch' Documentary Presented At Local Screenings

Apr 1, 2018

“On Our Watch” is a sobering one-hour documentary film about Louisiana’s alarming loss of coastal wetlands.  “On Our Watch” examines the origins of wetlands erosion and subsidence, which combined with sea level rise, are producing projections of accelerating land loss and increased flooding  and destruction of coastal communities.  The film explains the complicated issues surrounding Louisiana’s underfunded  plan for preserving and restoring wetlands and protecting some residents from flooding.

Directed and edited by Jonathan Evans, and produced with support from the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), “On Our Watch” was  first  presented at the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival, where it won “Best Louisiana Feature Film.” The film is now being presented at screening events across south Louisiana.  

The current schedule of screenings follows:

Chauvin,  Sunday, April 8, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Chauvin Sculpture Garden Picnic and Blessing of the Fleet
5337 Bayouside Drive, Chauvin, LA
More information:  gary.lafleur@nicholls.edu

New Orleans, Monday April 9, 7:00 pm
Tulane Green Club, Lavin-Bernick Center
McAlister Drive near Freret Street
Tulane University, New Orleans
More information: pgarcia2@tulane.edu

Baton Rouge, Saturday  April 21, 4:15 pm
Louisiana International Film Festival, Cinemark Perkins Rowe,
10000 Perkins Rowe, #125, Baton Rouge
More information:  https://www.lifilmfest.org/event/on-our-watch