First two seasons of the American documentary following the life of Cajuns in the Atchafalaya River Basin in Louisiana who still survive by hunting alligators. Known as ‘the swamp people’, the inhabitants of the river basin live much as their ancestors would have, remaining self-reliant and drawing their living from the land around them. Season 1 episodes are: ‘Big Head Bites It’, ‘Houdini’s Last Escape’, ‘Troy’s Gamble’, ‘Cannibal Gator’, ‘Force of Nature’, ‘Family Feuds’, ‘Swamp Wars’, ‘Gator Voodoo’, ‘Final Countdown’ and ‘The Last Battle’. Season 2 episodes are: ‘Gator Gauntlet’, ‘Hunter Or Hunted?’, ‘Shooting Wild’, ‘First Mates’, ‘Hot Pursuit’, ‘Dark Waters’, ‘Deadly Skies’, ‘Rising Sons’, ‘Full Moon Fever’, ‘It’s Personal’, ‘Beat the Clock’, ‘Rising Pressure’, ‘House Divided’, ‘Two Captains, One Family’, ‘Two Days to Tag Out’, ‘Swamp Showdown’ and ‘Swampsgiving’.
Deep in the heart of Louisiana lies America’s largest swamp – a million miles of inhospitable bayous marshes and wetlands where nature rules and humans struggle to tame it. SWAMP PEOPLE takes you on a journey to the hidden world of America’s southern heartland where the folks who dwell here live on the fringes of society and are known as Cajuns. Resilient self-reliant and fiercely independent the Cajuns of the Atchafalaya Swamp still carry on many of their ancestors’ trades and traditions. HISTORY™’s SWAMP PEOPLE follows these swampers through a time of year that is crucial to their survival: the 30-day alligator hunting season. Danger and excitement abound along with a rich tradition of language food music and generations of shared family experience. A colourful cast of characters use techniques dating back to frontier days to live off the land catching everything from frogs to squirrels and raccoons. Men who make gumbo and snag gators with their bare hands make history every day on SWAMP PEOPLE. Seasons One and Two available together for the first time. Excellent value for money over 19 hours of viewing over 7 discs. Includes heaps of bonus features not seen on TV. Release targeted for gifting season.