A Crime on the Bayou

A Crime on the Bayou

A Crime on the Bayou is the story of Gary Duncan, a Black teenager from Plaquemines Parish, a swampy strip of land south of New Orleans. In 1966, Duncan tries to break up an argument between white and Black teenagers outside a newly integrated school. He gently lays his hand on a white boy’s arm. The boy recoils like a snake. That night, police burst into Duncan’s trailer and arrest him for assault on a minor. A young Jewish attorney, Richard Sobol, leaves his prestigious D.C. firm to volunteer in New Orleans. With his help, Duncan bravely stands up to a racist legal system powered by a white supremacist boss to challenge his unfair arrest. Their fight goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and their lifelong friendship is forged.

TitleA Crime on the Bayou
Release DateJune 18th, 2021
GenreDocumentary
Runtime
DirectorNancy Buirski
Production CompaniesAugusta Films, Get Lifted Film Company, Artemis Rising, Shout! Studios
Production CountryUnited States of America
November 11th, 2020
June 18th, 2021