OPELOUSAS — “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.