Robert Flaherty was one of the great documentary directors of the 20th century. One of the reasons was the way he artfully interwove down-to-earth subject matter and fiction in entertaining yet respectful ways.

Louisiana Story, Flaherty's final film, is a simple tale about a significant subject. A big oil company comes to Louisiana to drill for oil and disrupts the life of the plants, the animals, and the people of the bayou.

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