MEDIA ADVISORY: Senior Fellows Honors Program Hosts Film Screening and Q&A with Director Don Howard

AUSTIN, TEXAS --On Thursday Oct. 22, 2015, Senior Fellows, the honors program of The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication, will screen the film By the River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana (2015) and host a Q&A with director Don Howard.

With bayou swamps and coastal wetlands, zydeco dancehalls and Cajun cuisine, South Louisiana is one of the most unique places in America. It is also slowly vanishing. RTF professor Don Howard’s poignant new documentary pays tribute to this enchanting landscape and the legacy of its fading musical culture.  

An associate professor in RTF at The University of Texas at Austin, Howard is the co-founder and director of the department's recently created 3D Production Program, called UT3D. He specializes in editing long-form documentary and has directed and edited documentaries for PBS, including “Letter from Waco” (1997) and “Nuclear Family” (2003). His newest film, “By the River of Babylon: An Elegy for South Louisiana” (2015), was funded by PBS’s Independent Television Service and the Guggenheim Foundation and has been shown on World Channel's "America Reframed."

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. — 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22 

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media (BMC) 5.102

This event is sponsored by the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the Moody College of Communication.

CONTACTS: Dave Junker, 512-773-0673; Lauren Phillips, 512-471-2182  

Lauren Phillips
Public Affairs Representative