Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana is experiencing coastal erosion on an enormous scale. Every year the surrounding area loses an amount of land equal to the size of Manhattan, a problem attributed to the combined effects of natural phenomena such as hurricanes and the heavy industries of gas and oil. In a short online documentary Vice News declared the island, which is home to around 100 people, the site of 'one of the largest man-made environmental and economic disasters in US history'. Watch the documentary by clicking the image below.
Isle de Jean Charles is a stunning, heartbreaking short film by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, about an island in the Southern Louisiana bayou that is steadily disappearing.Read More