Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact: Bob Thomas · email@example.com · (504) 865-2107
Location: Bobet Hall, room 332
A documentary a decade in the making reveals the backstory of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet—the infamous and now closed 76-mile shipping channel implicated in the catastrophic flooding following Hurricane Katrina. Produced by the Loyola University New Orleans Center for Environmental Communication and e/Prime Media, it’s a story of wetlands destruction, coastal erosion, flooding, political wrangling and mismanaged public resources.
Loyola will host a free, public prescreening of “MRGOing, Going, Gone?” Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Bobet Hall, room 332 on the university’s main campus. After the screening, a Q-and-A session will feature filmmakers Bob Thomas, Ph.D., director of the Loyola Center for Environmental Education, and Kevin McCaffrey, executive producer of e/Prime Media, along with The Lens reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental journalist Bob Marshall, who is featured in the documentary. The documentary will also premiere on New Orleans public television station WYES beginning Oct. 20.