Directors Statement: So powerful is their contribution, we deem it inevitable. From the dry side of the levee, it is easier to forget the cooks, captains, engineers, and deckhands that make this river hum.
Men and women defined by the water running underneath, and the incalculable ingenuity and perserverance required to master this great force of nature.
The grain carried from Rosedale to the Port of New Orleans on a Mississippi towboat does not belong to its crew – but it is their ongoing mission to bring this grain where it is most wanted.
Likewise, these are not my stories to tell. These stories are told by men working the towbats, the Mary Parker and the Napoleon. Pride, passion, scars. A sense of humor. This is how these stories are told. This is how I deliver them to port.