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Jan 31, 2013 11:09 AM by MELISSA CANONE

Award Winning Filmmaker Pat Mire to Visit Campus

LSU Eunice Continuing Education and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU will host award-winning documentary filmmaker Pat Mire at a wine and cheese social and screening event on Tuesday, February 5. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be in the university's new Community Education Building on the southwest corner of campus. The event is free and open to the public

Mire will speak about Cajun culture and history through filmmaking. He is known for his documentaries, Dirty Rice, Dance for a Chicken: The Cajun Mardi Gras and most recently Mon Cher Camarade.

Mire is an award-winning documentary and narrative fiction filmmaker born near Eunice, Louisiana and now based in Lafayette. His cultural documentaries have been broadcast nationally in the United States on PBS, the Discovery Channel, and TNN's American Skyline.

Mire's work has won awards in national and international competitions, including the Margaret Mead Film Festival and the American Anthropological Film Festival, at which he won the coveted "Award of Excellence."

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