I recently watched a DVD of “Katrina’s Children”, an engrossing new feature-length documentary about 19 youths from different New Orleans neighborhoods. The film explores the impact of Hurricane Katrina using both their words and their art. It is both heartbreaking and inspiring – a celebration of the children’s extraordinary resilience and a tribute to New Orleans’ enduring spirit. You can watch the “Katrina’s Children” trailer here.
The movie is directed by Laura Belsey and produced by Belsey, Babs Johnson and Richard C. Colton, and it is definitely worth seeing if it comes to your part of the country. Check the website at www.katrinaschildren for the schedule (There is a screening in New Orleans this Sunday.) The documentary is also available for sale to individuals for $24 at www.katrinaschildren.com/SFNT.html.