Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for Acadian Brown Cotton: A Cajun Love Story, a documentary by Sharon Gordon Donnan and Suzanne Chaillot Breaux. The film examines the history of the origins and use of natural brown cotton in Southwest Louisiana, especially by the people of Acadiana, who handed down from mother to daughter a dowry of handspun and handwoven Acadian brown cotton blankets.

A DVD is available.

The film's next screening will be October 19-23 at the Textile Society of America's Symposium 2016,  "Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port", in Savannah, Georgia.

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