“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.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.