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Documentary on the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, the roles Women and African Americans played, and the 2015 Bicentennial Celebration.
Documentary on the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, the roles Women and African Americans played, and the 2015 Bicentennial Celebration.
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We are producing a documentary film commemorating the 1815 Battle of New Orleans and 2015 Bicentennial Celebration.

Our documentary will revisit the historical significance that the Battle of New Orleans played in the United States remaining free from British rule. We will also explore the important roles that both Women and African Americans played in this battle that changed the course of history.

In addition to utilizing social media and public television for distribution, our plan is to make our documentary available, free of charge, to Louisiana museums, libraries and high schools across the State. We have created a dynamic and informative Facebook page that will offer free online resources for viewers, teachers and students around the world.

We are currently accepting private support to make this educational documentary and interactive resource a reality. Everyone that supports our efforts in this project will receive a commemorative copy for their contribution.

Please look here for more information on how you can support "The Battle of New Orleans; A Bicentennial Documentary".

Risks and challenges

One of the most interesting things we have encountered during the research period of our documentary is that there are more "experts" out than there are facts. And the importance of all of these "facts" or myths varies far and wide, from expert to expert.
Another interesting thing we encountered was who actually owns the rights to tell the story of any given history? Does the U.S. government own the rights, or do American citizens own the rights? Or do the British owns half of the rights?
Thank you for being a part of this important celebration!

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    Thank you! You will receive one commemorative copy of the documentary to show our appreciation for your support!

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    In addition to Reward #1, you will receive invitations to participate in the Official Bicentennial Celebration Second Line through the French Quarter, and the Official Wreath Placement commemorating the Battle of New Orleans, in Jackson Square.

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    In addition to Reward #2, you will receive two invitations to the Jordon Noble Memorial Service at St. Louis Cemetery #1.
    Jordan Noble was an African American enlisted soldier and drummer of the 7th US Infantry. After the Battle of New Orleans, Noble stayed in New Orleans, living the Treme neighborhood.
    You will also receive two invitations to a reception at Dooky Chase Restaurant, following the Memorial Service.

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    In addition to Reward #3, you will receive two invitations to a private reception at New Orleans' most celebrated restaurant, Galatoire's, to honor General Andrew Jackson.

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    In addition to Reward #4, your will receive a "Special Producer" credit which will appear within the documentary.

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    In addition to Reward #5, your will be featured as the "Presenting Sponsor" of the documentary.

    *Cannot be an adult beverage

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