This action-drama tells the story of the LeBlanc family of Grand Bayou, Louisiana and how the family has suffered through two devastating hurricanes, indiscriminate oil and gas drilling, how native French-Cajuns and Indians are exploited, the destruction of their way of life
Synopsis:Drill baby drill, climate change, environmental destruction, oil companies' greed, exploitation of people, and destruction of local tradition. Only one state in our union has suffered more than any other, LOUISIANA, not the twenty-first century, but the 1960's and 70's, the beginning.
"THE STORY OF A LOUISIANA HURRICANE:" This action-drama tells the story of the LeBlanc family of Grand Bayou, Goodland Parish, Louisiana. Sixty miles southwest of New Orleans and how the family has suffered through two devastating hurricanes, indiscriminate oil and gas drilling, how native French-Cajuns and Indians are exploited, and the destruction of their traditions and way of life.
The LeBlanc family clan, Paw Paw, Paul, his wife Emily and the children; Cyrus, Joseph (T-Kye), Jean-Paul and Jules, their Down syndrome daughter. Cyrus, at the time a young teenager in his first major encounter with a hurricane is left with a guilt that he always carries with him, his actions in preparation for the storm caused the death of his beloved Paw Paw. Cyrus' love and loyalty to his family, especially for his sister, Jules, is uncompromising, he would give his life for anyone of them without hesitation.
With the influx of the TEX-A-CANS and their invisible company ownership to indiscriminately drill for oil and gas, the local French-Cajuns find themselves as second class citizens in their own home region. Worst, the Native American Indians who populate the fringes of the marshland are treated as bottom dwellers.
Cyrus takes it upon himself to defend French-Cajun heritage and traditions. Cyrus finds himself fighting the oil companies against their environmental destruction of the Louisiana marshlands, the corrupt officials protecting their own self interest and profit. This leads Cyrus to stop at nothing in his defense and offense, from killing to kidnapping.
Cyurs also challenges tradition with his inter-racial relationship with Sadie, a beautiful young lady of American Indian race who was working in a brothel used for taking care of Tex-A-Can oil workers.
As time runs out for Cyrus in his battle with the surrogates of the oil companies, Cyrus, his family and fellow French-Cajuns face extinction. An oil well has blown out in the Gulf Of Mexico just south of the main marshlands, combined with an approaching category five hurricane. The apocalypse, a forty foot wall of water mixed with burning oil set off by lightning strikes is sweeping onto the Louisiana Marshlands of Goodland Parish. Facing it alone, the remaining members of the LeBlance Family and a gravely wounded Cyrus.