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Shape of Shreveport documentary series gains bigger audience

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The Shape of Shreveport documentary series that premiered June 4 at the Strand Theatre in Shreveport is getting more exposure at the Robinson Film Center.

Each 15-minute episode of the series focuses on a different aspect of Shreveport’s history. The first four installments documented the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1873 and the influential roles of Capt. Henry Miller Shreve and Martin Luther King, Jr. Executive director Will Broyles said at a news conference in April that the project is evolving.

“We’re constantly finding stories. Our hope is to do twenty. I think we’re probably going to end up doing more than that by the time it’s all said and done, because we love this city, we love the stories here, and we’re going to try and document them all,” Broyles said.

Broyles was inundated with requests for more showings after the premiere. Monday night’s screenings at the Robinson Film Center sold out, and 13 more are scheduled for a weeklong run beginning June 26.