LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Louisiana culture and the energy and musical talents of the Lost Bayou Ramblers will soon be shared nationwide as TV5MONDE USA, broadcasts the World Television Premiere of the #CreateLouisiana Grant winning documentary "On Va Continuer!" Saturday, March 23, at 9:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. PT.
On Va Continuer! is the story of passionate dedication to the preservation of Louisiana Cajun French culture and ancestral knowledge through the tale of Louis Michot, a man whose life revolves around the culture he loves so deeply. From his lively on-stage presence in his Cajun rock band Lost Bayou Ramblers, through his life on the bayous and prairies of Louisiana, to the home he built with his own hands, Louis is a modern-day champion set on breathing life into a culture's "dying" language using the one form of communication understood by all: music.
The documentary feature film was the winner of the TV5MONDE USA-sponsored French Culture Film Grant program, designed to support groundbreaking new films that showcase both Francophone culture and the talents of Louisiana filmmakers. "On Va Continuer!" received this year’s grant (chosen from multiple finalists) in addition to the honor of a USA broadcast premiere on TV5MONDE USA network.
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