When I went to the French Quarter to deliver pictures to Terry, the waiter at Montrel's Bistro, I met a French couple who are working on a film of the Cajuns in Lafayette, LA. We had an interesting conversation about community and the differences between the French and American's connection to their history. They love what they do, but neither feels that they has had the benefits that a college education was promised to provide. They live in the French Alps where everyone wants to live; its beautiful; it's expensive; and there's nothing but minimum wage equivalent jobs. They love-hate America. They hated Bush, they are excited about the young people who worked to elect Obama and who are active in the environmental movement. http://robinmarck.com/
Here is a link to their website so you can follow their adventure on understanding a community far from their home, but which was influenced by French culture.