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Cochon in Avoyelles

A celebration of the Louisiana cochon de lait tradition. If you are fluent in French, you know that cochon de lait literally refers to a pig on milk, or a suckling pig. You may also know that the term refers to a style of cooking particular to Cajun Country in which such a pig is wired between two metal racks, hung from a chain, and cooked very near, but not directly over, a raging hardwood fire.

Raising Ossabaws

A meditation on pastured pigs and tango dancing, featuring SFA Fellow Emile de Felice, and underwritten by Biltmore Estate.

Awendaw Squirrel Hunt

Every year on the day before Thanksgiving, members of the Colleton-Green family of Awendaw, South Carolina, head out to the woods to hunt squirrels for the annual feast.

Charleston Soul Food

Baked chicken, fried pork chops, barbecued pigs feet, cabbage, okra soup, red rice, and mac and cheese are just a few of the choices at Bertha’s in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Lowcountry Oysters

A short documentary profile of Bowens Island Restaurant, a low country landmark for over sixty years.

Goat, Oysterman

A short film about Victor “Goat” Lafayette, who has picked oysters on Bowens Island, South Carolina, for over fifty years.

Allan Benton’s Bacon

This short film by Joe York profiles Madisonville, Tennessee’s world-renowned bacon and country ham producer Allan Benton.

Vietnamese Fishermen

Trace the path of Vietnamese fishermen from Indonesia to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. Watch and listen as they persevere as Saigon falls, Katrina hits, and the BP oil spill spreads. The film was made in recognition of 2010 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award Winner Peter Nguyen. He accepted the award on behalf of the Vietnamese fishing communities of the Gulf Coast.

Paddlefish Caviar

They live hard lives. They deal in black gold. A documentary about the men who work the Mississippi River, pulling paddlefish from the depths and harvesting eggs from their bellies.