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A powerfully moving large format film unlike any other, Hurricane on the Bayou carries audiences behind today's news headlines on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana - before, during and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and driven by a rousing jazz, blues and gospel-fueled soundtrack featuring music legends Fats Domino, Aaron Neville, Dr. John and many more, Hurricane on the Bayou is both a haunting document of a storm's human effects and a compelling call to restore Louisiana's wetlands, rebuild New Orleans, and honor the place where America's most vibrant home-grown culture was born.
Unfolding against the poignant backdrop of the most costly natural disaster in America's history, MacGillivray Freeman's IMAX cameras follow a group of four musicians, both legendary and rising, as they explore the electrifying culture of New Orleans: speed through the beautiful, alligator-filled bayous on airboats; recount their heart-wrenching, personal stories of Katrina; and most of all, bring the focus to the rapidly disappearing wetlands that are New Orleans' first line of defense against deadly storms. The wealth, cultural vitality and very future of New Orleans depend on the preservation of these wetlands.
The soundtrack features music legends Fats Domino, Aaron Neville, and Dr. John as well as many more!
Beautifully done documentary about the Bayou and Hurricane CatrinaPublished 14 months ago by Mrs. International 2015
Saw this on IMAX at Franklin Institute in Philadlphia when it first came out...included reception & concert with Dr John...WOW..couldn't get any better than that!!!... Read morePublished 15 months ago by SUSAN L. PASHIN
Living in the area where the hurricane hit, it does reflect the aftermath, but has missed some key point of the recovery. Read morePublished 17 months ago by fnixon
I bought this video after moving to New Orleans and hearing all the horrible stories. It is a good documentary on Hurricane Katrina.Published 22 months ago by TXPatriot
The cinema photography is truly an IMAX production and well wrought. The music is fantastic too. Greatly, enjoyed the film. Read morePublished on October 10, 2013 by Kurt Buehler
My daughter and I saw this when we were in New Orleans this summer (2013). I bought it to use in my classroom. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by Cindy Duck