Review: MRGOing, Going, Gone?
Made over a period of ten years by New Orleans filmmaker Kevin McCaffrey and Robert A. Thomas, Director of Loyola?s Center For Environmental Communication, this hour-long documentary does an excellent job of condensing the complex 60-year history of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) while placing it squarely within the context of 2013. Originally designing to allow large commercial ships to bypass the Mississippi river and create a high-speed passageway between the Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, MRGO was sold to local residents in the 1950s as a necessary boon to the local economy.? [ Read more ]
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