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Catfish and Cotton

For many years, blues music fans have made the pilgrimage to the Mississippi Delta, an ancient land that idly sits adjacent to the mighty Mississippi River. Highway 61, the “blue highway” cuts through the heart of the delta. It was this stretch of road that countless bluesmen walked or hitchhiked, where African-Americans escaped the desperate living conditions in search of a better life in Chicago, Saint Louis, or Detroit. Two brothers, Luc and Marc Borms, have traveled across the Atlantic ocean, and half of a country, to visit and document the Mississippi Delta. Catfish & Cotton gives a glimpse into this distinguishing culture. What makes the delta a place of such musical distinction, despite raw appearances? And what drives so many people to love and respect the land that gave a voice to a musical genre that most accurately reflects the human condition -- the blues?