The greatest story never told in the history of the Cajuns athletics finally has a voice. sat down with UL graduates Douglas Domingue and Donny Broussard to discuss their upcoming documentary, Lights Out in Blackham, about UL's powerhouse basketball program of the 1970's, the NCAA Death Penalty, racism, and courage.

Tell us about yourselves.

Domingue: We went to college together at UL and we always liked each others' work. It eventually fostered a creative partnership.

Broussard: What he said.

Domingue: Lights Out in Blackham will be my first major project. I've done creative work, graphic design, some short commercial work, a lot of different jobs.

Broussard: I directed a documentary called Little Houses about 2 years ago, it just got picked up for distribution last year. I've done more commercials than I can count, fetched coffee on a lot of big movies. I've shot some Canadian television and worked on some bad Canadian science fiction shows. I also run What's awesome about KillerFilm is that we clock about 400,000 visits a month, and nobody from Lafayette has heard about it.

What made you decide to start this project?

Domingue: We talked about this thing every football season and at every tailgating session. It was something we discussed for years. One day we made a couple of phone calls and this thing just took off.

This project is something that I was told through my dad and my family. This was kinda "the tale of the Cajuns," how good they were. I was always like, "Yeah, Dad, I'm sure they were blah blah blah whatever."

But man, they were a powerhouse. We wanted to know what the hell happened. The book Slam Dunked came out around '07, and after reading a few chapters I knew we just had to work on this.

What is Lights Out in Blackham about?

Domingue: The film covers the rise, fall, and aftermath of the USL basketball program. The rise and fall, the death penalty, and life after death.  In there you have civil rights issues, political issues, and through it all the kids played like champions.

Broussard: I think a large part of the film is about civil rights. I think it's more about that, than basketball.

Domingue: We are not here saying the University did nothing. We are guilty of some things, but that is only part of the story.