Against the Tide: The Story of the Acadian People

Zachary Richard co-produced and narrated this award-winning LPB documentary which tells the story of the Acadian people from their origins in France, their immigration to Nova Scotia, their expulsion by the British and their eventual relocation in South Louisiana. It also looks at the battles to keep the Cajun culture alive and efforts to preserve the French language in Louisiana.

Tracing Louisiana's Cajun history, beginning with the arrival of French settlers in Nova Scotia in 1604 and including re-creations, vintage clips and vintage stills. Among the Cajun musicians performing are Zachary Richard (who also narrates), Dewey Balfa and Beausoleil's Michael Doucet.


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A dynamic, immersive, multi-media stage show from Louisiana singer-songwriter, poet, cultural activist, and environmentalist Zachary Richard is now a tour-de-force television special from Louisiana Public Broadcasting. 

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