PD-156 Hurricane Katrina

Premiere date and distribution set for Katrina doc series

The six-part anthology tells the stories of diverse groups as they recover from the costliest disaster in U.S. history.
August 18, 2015

For the past decade, Hurricane Katrina has stood as a defining moment for many Americans, not least for the residents of New Orleans.

New Orleans, Here & Now, a documentary anthology depicting life after the devastating hurricane, attempts to capture that emotional intensity that still resonates in the nation. It will go live Aug. 27 across multiple online platforms.

Time Inc. first announced its partnership with production and distribution company Rampante to create the six-part documentary anthology in July, but only recently confirmed its release date, as well as the platforms it can be viewed on.

The first film of the six will be available for free to all Time.com visitors, while the remainder can be viewed by paid subscribers to Time.com. The full series will also be streamed for subscribers to the services Sundance Doc Club and Hulu, and can be purchased through iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

The series is executive produced by Academy Award-nominated and New Orleans-born actor Patricia Clarkson as well as Scott Bakula, who stars on NCIS: New Orleans.

The six-part series follows the stories of six groups and individuals as they cope with life in New Orleans following the devastating hurricane, which killed more than 1,800 people and was the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history.

The stories featured include that of a local oyster farmer, the To Be Continued brass band, New Orleans-based boxer Tiffany Junot, four high school seniors who were eight years old at the time of the disaster, a group of displaced locals and a Vietnamese-American family. Each documentary is directed by a different New Orleans-based artist.

New Orleans, Here & Now is Time Inc.’s first effort at original video content and is produced in partnership with Killer Films, Field Office Films, Time Inc. and Rampante.

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