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INDEPENDENT LENS: A Village Called Versailles
INDEPENDENT LENS SEASON 9
Aired:
05/25/2010
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Plans for a toxic landfill threaten a tight-knit neighborhood on the edge of New Orleans

 


INDEPENDENT LENS

A Village Called Versailles

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Tucked away on the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. This film recounts the residents’ successful fight against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane Katrina struck and transformed their neighborhood.

ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 11:00 pm on CPTV


 
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