BTNEP has produced outstanding videos, CDs, and DVDs for entertainment and educational use. Below is a short content summary of each production, information on downloading PDF guides (where available), and accessing clips. Films in DVD format can be requested through the BTNEP Program Office.
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson's VANISHING PEARLS chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe à la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast.
The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 Million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.
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Down the Bayou
During Louisiana’s 2008 brown shrimp season, a two person documentary crew traveled the waters of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary with several shrimpers to participate in and document their ways of work and life. Coastal land loss, among other factors have threatened Louisiana’s shrimping industry and this way of life. The loss of either would prove disastrous not only to the people living here, but the nation as a whole. “Down the Bayou” presents an accurate account of a unique and endangered livelihood through the language, dialect, food, music and tradition of a truly singular culture.
Harvest to Restore America's Coastal Heartland
It took 7500 years for the Mississippi River to create the wetlands of Southeast Louisiana. It took about 75 years for man to almost completely destroy them. Scientists estimate that there's only a decade, at most two, before it's too late to save them. America's coast heartland, so critical to the nation's energy, trade, and food supply, is washing away.
BTNEP Film Collection #1
The BTNEP Film Collection brings together our most popular videos in DVD format. Film Collection #1 includes: Haunted Waters Fragile Lands, Rescuing the Treasure, and Wings Over the Wetlands.
BTNEP Film Collection #2
The BTNEP Film Collection brings together our most popular videos in DVD format. Film Collection #2 includes: Bayou Lafourche: The Longest Street in the World, Vanishing Wetlands, Vanishing Future, and EstuaryLIVE!
Wings Over the Wetlands
This video examines the importance of South Louisiana's wetland habitats to the many birds that either call this region home or who depend on it as they pass through during migration.
› Wings Over the Wetlands Video Activity Sheet
Vanishing Wetlands, Vanishing Future
This lively video covers the seven priority problems affecting the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary. Suited for middle and high school students.
› Vanishing Wetlands, Vanishing Future Video Teachers Guide Grades 6-8
› Vanishing Wetlands, Vanishing Future Video Teachers Guide Grades 9-12
Rescuing the Treasure
A sequel to Haunted Waters, Fragile Lands, describing the importance of estuaries and restoration techniques.
› Rescuing the Treasures Video Activity Sheet
Haunted Waters, Fragile Lands
An award winning documentary on the cultural, geologic, and environmental history of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary System.
› Haunted Waters Video Teachers Guide Grades 1-3
› Haunted Waters Video Teachers Guide Grades 4-6
› Haunted Waters Video Teachers Guide Grades 7-12
Students investigate the rich bounty of shrimp, redfish, crabs and oysters, offshore oil rigs, pelicans and other resident and migratory birds, and learn of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary's importance to the nation.
› Estuary Live Activity Book
› Estuary LIVE Video Activity Sheet
Bayou Lafourche: The Longest Street in the World
A fascinating documentary that captures the history, culture, lifestyle, environmental troubles and emerging ecological solutions of the 100-mile ribbon of bayou that weaves through the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary.