Produced by Christi Cooper, Devon Riter
Directed by Christi Cooper, Devon Riter
Camera: Christi Cooper
Sound: Devon Riter
Editing: Christi Cooper, Devon Riter, Danny Schmidt
The Sunrise People is about the subsistent lifestyle and the importance of shrimping in the Attakapa-Ishak culture. The Attakapa-Ishak are one of the oldest Native American tribes in the Gulf Region. Their home today is in Grand Bayou Village in Plaquemines Parish, LA. The BP Oil Disaster has greatly affected their lives – not only is shrimping their major source of income, but it is a major part of their culture, their heritage, and their food source.
Join us for a small glimpse into the lives of the Philippe family, directly before the oil hit their shores. This story is far from over...