Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans rebroadcasting on PBS

Posted on April 23, 2010
Two years before The Wire’s David Simon launched his new HBO series called Tremé, New Orleans producers Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Eric Elie (now a writer for the series) produced the ITVS funded film Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. The moving and eye-opening documentary covers centuries of arguably the oldest and most fascinating African American neighborhood in the United States. In the film, newspaper columnist Lolis Eric Elie guides us through the historic community that gave birth to jazz and the civil rights movement in the South. Here black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor co-habitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what defines New Orleans culture up to the present day. Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans goes behind the Hollywood version of Tremé revealing the real inhabitants of this fascinating neighborhood. Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans is rebroadcasting on PBS in limited markets across the country (check local listings) and is available for purchase through www.tremedoc.com.  See why the New Orleans Times Picayune calls it “required viewing for anyone prepping for the upcoming HBO drama... Essential history and pleasure."


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