For Immediate Release
Contact: Victoria Greene
RED CARPET GALA SUPPORTING THE DOCUMENTARY
‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’
New Orleans, LA – The Red Carpet Gala in support of ‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’
will be held January 29th at The French Quarter Film House located at 807 Esplanade Avenue. All
proceeds will benefit this feature length documentary that tells the story of a giant sinkhole located
deep in the Southern Louisiana Swamps, and how the local community, has been dealing with this
on-going man-made environmental disaster.
Hosted by NOVAC and ‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU’ Director and Executive Producer, Victoria Greene,
Patron Level tickets are $150.00 and in addition to the Red Carpet Gala provide access to the VIP
Pre-Party from 5:30-6:30pm, a special ‘Thank You’ in the event program and in the film credits.
Regular Level tickets are $75.00.
The Red Carpet Gala is from 6:30-9:30pm featuring hors d’oeurvres, cocktails, live entertainment and
a silent auction. Valet parking is available. Attendees will be able to speak with the filmmakers of
‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU’ and residents of the local community affected by the ever-growing Bayou
‘FORGOTTEN BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’ offers a view into the sinkhole, now over forty acres
in diameter and still growing. This sinkhole formed on August 3, 2012 and the mandatory evacuation
order issued that day remains in effect. By February 2015 only twelve families, of the original three
hundred and fifty residents, will remain, and this community will become a ghost town. ‘FORGOTTEN
BAYOU: LIFE ON THE SINKHOLE’ brings to light the fact that there are no winners in this scenario.
Not Louisiana, not The Texas Brine Company and certainly not the residents whose lives are forever
changed. Despite this situation however, we see the triumphs of the human spirit and the resiliency
of the Bayou Corne community.