Ada M. Babineaux’s documentary set for another free screening Tuesday _lowres

Photo provided by Ada M. Babineaux -- Photo of Geraldine Babineaux and children

“I Don’ Been Through the Snake’s Skin & Come Out Clean,” a documentary film by Ada M. Babineaux, will show at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Historic Delta Grand Theatre, 120 S. Market St.

The film chronicles Babineaux’s African-American family’s history and faith through several Louisiana generations. Admission is free and open to the public. Babineaux will participate in a question-and-answer session following the screening.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Babineaux interviewed her maternal grandparents after she graduated from Howard University in the mid-1980s. Twenty-seven years later, she gathered footage shot for her master’s thesis from American University. Babineaux raised funds through a crowdfunding campaign to complete “I Don’ Been Through the Snake’s Skin & Come Out Clean.”

“This film has taught me that my family’s story resonates in the lives of so many others,” Babineaux said.