LS3 Studios Presents
A Place Called
THE FILMA Place Called Desire is a documentary feature film telling the powerful story of an often forgotten community, in the upper 9th Ward in New Orleans. It has been in the making for 12 years, offers many unforgettable history lessons applicable to American history, Louisiana history, African American history, urban history, racial history, studies of neighborhoods, studies of survival, and memorable stories of love and community. Somehow the filmmaker shares hard truths with a gentle touch. ~ Dr. Al Kennedy
The story of A Place Called DESIRE is one that will resonate with most people trying to find strength in a tough place. The story of trials and tribulations teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of pushing through when times get tough, learning to fight against all odds. How many people in Desire preserved with grit and courage.
“Nobody can dim the light which shines from within” as penned by Maya Angelou, is the perfect metaphor for Desire.
Those outside of the community told the stories you may have heard. We will present this film from a unique vantage point–that of insiders. Since 2008 we have interviewed over 60 individuals telling the stories of their lives in the Desire Community. They speak of a place that is not the same story that the press often portrayed. There were struggles, many struggles, but there were also strengths and positives in this tight-knit community of thousands.
1940s - 1950s - A Better Life
1960s - 1970s - It Takes a Village to Raise a Child
1980s - 1990s - The Struggle Is Real
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
2000s - "The New Desire"