Of the Basin

  • Aug 8 - Aug 10, 2022
  • An intimate portrait of a unique environment and one of the last fishermen of the Basin.

Born and raised deep in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, eighty-six year old fisherman Wilven Hayes has spent a lifetime living off the land. His tenacity and endurance is the stuff of lore. Wilven shares his love for the Atchafalaya as he grapples with the shifting environment of the basin and the conditions that threaten the existence that sustains him. OF THE BASIN is an intimate portrait of a unique environment, and a means to celebrate and honor Wilven Hayes, one of the last fishermen of the Basin.