Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana

1998 30 mins.  Pat Mire brings together some of the best storytellers in Louisiana in this documentary.

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“This documentary introduces a living tradition of storytellers, capturing the flavor and allure of the dynamic interplay of folklore with contemporary life and community in Louisiana.”

Malcolm Collier, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University

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Tall tales, oyster shucking monsters, and some good old fashioned jokes are all on the menu in Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana. This documentary film by Pat Mire brings together some of the best storytellers in Louisiana, including comedians A.J. Smith and Dave Petitjean, Creole storyteller Enola Mathews, and the late Bel Abbey and Colonel Ike Hamilton.