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Meredith Drum: Louisiana Re-Storied

Louisiana Re-storied

If plastics could speak, what would they say? Tracing plastic products to their birthplace, the massive petrochemical factories that create plastic feedstocks, Louisiana Re-Storied is an interactive documentary regarding the impact of this industry on the health of specific human communities and ecosystems. The work focuses on the stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Here, small communities and wetlands are sandwiched between petrochemical plants whose significant toxic releases are weakly regulated by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, an agency famous for its industrial nepotism. 

MAX / MSP assistance by Lyés Belhocine.

Carpentry assistance by Mitch Miller.