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Documentary prescreening: "MRGOing, Going, Gone?"

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Contact: Bob Thomas · rathomas@loyno.edu · (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.

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  • Mass Communication
  • Social Sciences