It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, when the levees failed and the city flooded in one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
But the city and its residents have rebuilt in the decade since, and that resurgence has been captured on film for a new six-part docuseries marking the anniversary.
New Orleans, Here & Now brings together six filmmakers connected to the city, highlighting stories from real people living in a post-Katrina New Orleans. That includes an oyster farmer, a brass band, a quartet of high school seniors who were just 8 years old when Katrina hit, and New Orleans native Tiffany Junot’s path to becoming the World Boxing Council welterweight world champion.
New Orleans, Here & Now is being produced and distributed by Time Inc. (which owns EW) in partnership with Rampante, Killer Films (Still Alice, Boys Don’t Cry), and Field Office Films, a New Orleans-based company created by the producers of Beasts of the Southern Wild.
The series can be seen in full here. You can watch its trailer above and one of the six episodes, Two Cities — which focuses on what it means to be part of the displaced New Orleans population in Houston — in the player below.
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