Mary Tutwiler

Mon Cher Camarade screens tonight at LITE

by Mary Tutwiler

“Mon Cher Camarade,” a new film by Lafayette cinematographer Pat Mire, will screen tonight at LITE. Six years in the making, the documentary highlights the role of French-speaking Cajuns during World War II. Because of their language, Cajuns were employed as translators for the American troops in France and as part of the French Resistance, working behind the lines in German-occupied France. Locals like retired Brigadier General Robert LeBlanc of Abbeville and Mire’s late father, Felix Mire, who served in France, were interviewed for the film. The screening begins at 8 p.m. at LITE, and is scheduled to air on Louisiana Public Broadcasting on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.