David M. Brasseaux has released a 31-minute documentary film, Looking for Trouble.  It is about violence in Cajun communities in the first half of the twentieth century.  Two areas come in for special attention:  Marais Bouleur (a “marais” is a swamp) and Pointe Noire (Black Point), in Acadia Parish.  Cajuns are often seen as exuberant and happy-go-lucky, but, like everyone else, they sometimes have a dark side.  This is the first time I’ve seen this issue discussed anywhere.  It’s worth watching and it’s free to view.

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