FORGOTTEN BAYOU OFFICIAL TRAILER
Bayou Corne, Louisiana was once a thriving Cajun community. On August 3, 2012 a sinkhole swallowed a swath of nearby swamps and after a mandatory evacuation ordered, residents were left with an impossible choice: start their lives over elsewhere, or stay and face the risks. Featuring interviews from current and former community members, Texas Brine employees, scientists and government officials, Forgotten Bayou chronicles the events leading up to the tragedy as well as the continuing ways it has altered their lives. The sinkhole, now 35-acres in diameter continues to grow, very slowly while changing the landscape of what was once beautiful wetlands.
“Producer Victoria Greene spent over 3 years to tell the real story of the biggest sinkhole in American history, not as news drama but rather as the stark reality of how easily lives didn’t change, they literly dropped out of sight. It’s a classic because the story is not about dramatic video, it’s about how your life can change in the twinkling of an eye. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen.” – Leo Honeycutt, television/radio anchor, talk show host and author of Edwin Edwards, Governor of Louisiana