University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
October 3, 2012
Contact: Erin Bastian, USA Public Relations, (251) 460-6211

Documentary Based on USA Writer-In-Residence’s Book to be Aired on Alabama Public Television

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A documentary based on a book co-authored by University of South Alabama writer-in-residence Frye Gaillard will be released and aired on Alabama Public Television this month.

In the Path of the Storms, a documentary directed and edited by Mike Letcher, focuses on the ethnically diverse culture of the small fishing village of Bayou La Batre, also known as “the seafood capital of Alabama.” The 55-minute film consists of interviews and stories from Bayou La Batre residents explaining the community’s struggles and challenges after Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. As the abstract of the documentary states, “Since the Revolutionary War, this fishing village has been a point of entry for waves of immigrants asking for nothing more than their own shot at The American Dream.”

The film was produced by the Alabama Center for Public Television & Radio and will be aired on Alabama Public Television Oct. 4 at 9 p.m., and Oct. 7 and 10 at 10 p.m.

For more information, contact Frye Gaillard at (251) 460-6210 or


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