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Contact: Christine Payton DEC. 2, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
Together, Conni Castille and Allison Bohl have made some fine films, documentaries that capture the warmth and joie de vivre of Acadiana.

Even though their previous efforts (Raised on Rice and Gravy and I Always Do My Collars First) have garnered awards and praise, Castille and Bohl don’t flaunt their success.

This time, though, they may not be able to crawfish out of it.

Their latest effort, King Crawfish, is one of 30 films nominated for Documentary of the Year by the Documentary Channel, which broadcasts on several networks and services, including Cox, Dish Network and Direct TV.

Castille wrote and directed the film. Bohl applied her considerable talent as its cinematographer. Both women are alumnae. Castille, a folklorist, is also a faculty member. She teaches courses in the English Department and the Moving Image Arts curriculum.

King Crawfish traces the connections between crawfishing in the Atchafalaya Basin and celebrating the harvest at Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. It also explores a more somber aspect: the diminishing freshwater habitat of the basin and its impact on the wild harvest.

An online voting process will determine the winning film.

To vote, go to www.documentarychannel.com/bestofdoc/

Fans may vote once a day from now until Jan. 5.

Document last revised Monday, December 5, 2011 8:48 AM

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