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The Precipice

Filmmaker Ben Johnson with Louisiana Public Broadcasting created the first documentary about the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe highlighting the battle for the school, land loss, and the impacts of Hurricane Ida. There was a community screening in PAC, and it was viewed across the state of Louisiana on PBS. It was also shown during the Bi-Annual State of the Coast Conference and at various events throughout the state. 

The photo to the right was taken at the premiere of The Precipice. Pictured left to right: Will McGrew, Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Drake LeBlanc, Ben Johnson, Dr. Laura Kelly, Christine Verdin, Alex Billiot.


The Pointe-au-Chien community was given an advanced screening of The Precipice. The flyer for the advanced screening is pictured to the left. 


In December 2023, Ben Johnson won a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for The Precipice.


In April 2024, LPB's film The Precipice won a Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Award for Humanities Documentary Film of the Year.

Top photo: Linda Midgett, LPB Executive Producer, and Ben Johnson

Right: Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Linda Midgett, Ben Johnson, and Dr. Laura Kelly.


Shots From The Precipice

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