Bayou Blue

75mins2011DocumentaryNR
directors
David McMahonAlix Lambert
starring
Dawn ForetVeronica GuidryOctavia JonesRicky WallaceDennis Thornton
From 1997 to 2006, serial killer Ronald Dominique raped and killed twenty-three men across a wide swath of poverty stricken Southeastern Louisiana, from Houma to New Orleans. The difficulties in apprehending Dominique ranged from the underfunding of law enforcement to a lack of family advocacy for the victims, to the general distraction by other catastrophes, such as Hurricane Katrina. A harrowing documentary portrait of one American region's descent into darkness, BAYOU BLUE meditates on the decay of a community during a decade of horror and the efforts of those to rebuild in the aftermath of a monster's capture.
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