Monique Michelle Verdin

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Monique Michelle Verdin

Monique Michelle Verdin is a native daughter of southeast Louisiana. Her documentation offers an intimate window into Louisiana’s Indigenous Houma Nation, exposing the complex interconnectedness of environment, economics, culture, climate and change challenging the bayou communities of her homeland. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous, Yale University Press (2008) and Nonesuch Records’ Habitat for Humanity benefit album Our New Orleans (2005). My Louisiana Love is her first full‐length documentary.

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Writer, Producer
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Houma

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