Protecting the Bayou (2018) | 12 min
A resistance has formed in Louisiana against the ongoing construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline is now building the new project, which will span 163 miles and will cross 11 parishes. The pipeline will add up to the hundreds of oil and gas pipelines already crossing the state, adding to the contamination already taking its toll on the communities, particularly those of color. Thousands of barrels of crude oil will cross Southern Louisiana's ancient land, which gave birth to the state's rich culture but is also and foremost the nest of a fragile ecosystem. In this short documentary, we hear from three people who directly took a stance in fighting the pipeline's construction: one reporter, a former fisherman turned water keeper, and an environmental activist.