The last day for friends and family of Dr. Donald Pavy to have their names included in the short film credits as sponsors is Friday, June 7. Donations for Pavy are being collected at the Bayou Teche Museum.
Footage shot April 20 on location at the Iberia Parish Courthouse and in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol is in the final stages of editing. Director of the documentary, Carrie Simon, winner of two awards at the inaugural Iberia Film Festival including fan favorite, quickly passes credit onto her “team” for the creative contributions each person brings to the finished product.
The 15-minute project called “Pavy” is based on research by the country doctor about the Huey Long shooting. The new documentary is intended to bring attention to the need for history to be examined regarding the presumed shooter of Huey P. Long. Although Pavy’s book was published in 1999, existence of the discrepancies in the legend, and eyewitness or family accounts, has not affected public displays in Baton Rouge or educational accounts of Long’s death — or that of Dr. Carl Weiss whose wife was a Pavy.
Bayou Teche Museum will continue receiving donations with the goal of printing a special edition book for all 8th grade Louisiana history classes. ‘Pavy,’ will premiere Aug. 1 at The Sliman during the Iberia Film Festival.