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Presented by
The Meraux Foundation
Premiering 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 30, 2022
with an encore presentation
at 9:00 pm

The story of Fazendeville is a story of a community founded by former slaves which thrived for 100 years on the site of the historic Chalmette Battlefield. It’s a story of freedom, family and independence; and ultimately, a story of triumph over sorrow: the story of a unique village known as Fazendeville.

WLAE-TV (New Orleans Public Television) is producing a documentary film, Battlegrounds: The Lost Community of Fazendeville. The film will be shown on WLAE and on LPB affiliate stations across the State of Louisiana. The documentary will utilize fascinating historic documents, photographs and oral histories. But most importantly, the documentary will memorialize interviews with former residents of the village to create an historic legacy of this tiny but significant community: Fazendeville.