South Louisiana: 'A mystery to be lived'
Most people think of the rural US South as an overwhelmingly conservative and religious place.
Those people might be right - up to a point. But lost amid the stereotypes is a deeply eccentric, creative and unique culture and way of life, and a wry sense of humour, says writer Rod Dreher, who has recently returned home to St Francisville in south Louisiana.
"People take their lives very slowly here," he says.
"It is Louisiana: people here don't expect life to make sense. It is a mystery to be lived."
Produced by Anna Bressanin, Camera by Ilya Shnitser