Zachary Richard & French Immersion Youth Choir Les Etoiles d’Ibèrie will open the event with a performance
Helmed by Canadian filmmaker Phil Comeau, the project "follows Richard on his quest to understand why Acadians and Cajuns are such a resilient people and to assess the status of the Acadian identity today," according to a news release.
The film made its world premiere in November 2016 at the Festival International du Cinema Francophone en Acadie. It was shown to a 700-plus sold-out crowd at the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and won the festival's best documentary and audience awards.
Dr. William Arceneaux, president of the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), called the film "a stunning documentary: cinematic, educational, moving and entertaining."