fought for, forgotten


A film by Emily Harger

Competing threats to the bayous of Louisiana are leaving some Donald Trump supporters torn between the president’s various policies. The shrimping industry, which accounts for 15,000 jobs in the state, has seen a drastic decline in sales due to international imports. And while Trump’s “America first” promises have given shrimpers hope, he has also made devastating cuts in environmental funding that would drastically damage the fragile bayous. Between 1932 and 2010, southern Louisiana has lost, on average, a football field of land to coastal erosion every hour. And it’s estimated that by 2100, rising sea levels across the country will force 13 million people to move away from their homes on American coasts.

This Glassbreaker Films short doc was produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting. It is part of "The Divided," a video series that explores the hopes, fears and actions that followed the 2016 presidential election.  To view the full series, please visit:

Director/Producer: Emily Harger
Reporter: Emily Harger
Production Assistant: Emily Kask
Intern: Julia Katter
Coordinating Producer: Rachel De Leon
Senior Producer: Aubrey Aden-Buie
Executive Producer: Amanda Pike
Editor in Chief: Amy Pyle