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Films We Like: Mr. Okra

Take a minute to enjoy this trailer for Mr. Okra, a 10-minute short film from Nom de Guerre Films that I discovered this morning. The film follows Mr. Okra (aka Arthur Robinson), a New Orleans man who sells fresh fruit and veggies from the back of a truck.

From the film synopsis:

"In a city known for its music and food…and its characters, Mr. Okra travels the back streets of the Bywater, Tremé and 9th ward, selling his vegetables from his iconic truck…one okra at a time.  His unique promotion has made him a fixture in New Orleans and an integral part of the fabric of this community."

As Mr. Okra explains in the film, "Ain't no use to cookin if you ain't gonna cook with fresh food."


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