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French Filmmaker Jean Mazel (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-09-01

Duration: 00:08:19

Subjects: Mazel, Jean | Documentary films | Independent filmmakers | Cajun French dialect | Music | French language


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • George, Beth Host
  • Mazel, Jean Interviewee


This segment from the September 1, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an interview with Jean Mazel, a French documentary filmmaker working on films about the Mississippi River and Louisiana. He discusses why he chose to make a film about Louisiana, falling in love with the people of Louisiana and their diverse cultural heritage, French people having no idea that people in Louisiana speak the Cajun French dialect, and capturing Louisiana music for his film. Host: Ron Blome Host: Beth George