Hurricane on the Bayou (2006)

Hurricane on the Bayou



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Shot before and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the documentary brings into focus the startling loss of Louisiana's rapidly disappearing coastal wetlands that are New Orleans' first line of defense against deadly storms. Told through the personal stories of four musicians, both legendary and rising, who are drawing attention to this environmental calamity. The story is both a document of Katrina's powerful effects, and a profound musical celebration of the city that has … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Glen Pitre
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On DVD: Jun 5, 2007



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The narrative is built one happy cliche at a time until the story of Katrina ceases to be about appalling environmental neglect, or the colossal failure of the federal government to manage a disaster.

Full Review… | March 22, 2007
Washington Post
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A classic 'before and after' document, terrific images of what was once there, actual footage of the storm itself, moving TV news coverage of the disaster and a conclusion that's more optimistic than it has any right to be.

Full Review… | March 16, 2007
Orlando Sentinel
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The smart, classy Hurricane on the Bayou preaches an invaluable environmental lesson for children and parents: Don't monkey with the ecosystem without expecting payback.

Full Review… | March 16, 2007
Boston Globe
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Despite its split personality, Hurricane offers more good than bad, including a lively soundtrack featuring Benoit, the Neville Brothers and Fats Domino.

March 16, 2007
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Katrina will end up changing the entire South, from Houston to Florida, for decades to come, yet Bayou still insists on its upbeat gospel ending.

Full Review… | March 16, 2007
Denver Post
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A convincing and entertaining argument for the importance of preserving Louisiana's wetlands.

Full Review… | January 18, 2007
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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