Hurricane on the Bayou [Blu-ray]

Hurricane on the Bayou carries audiences behind news headlines on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana. Shot before and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina and featuring state-of-the-art CGI special effects depicting the height of the storm’s fury, the film 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, and fueled by a jazz, blues and gospel score featuring many of New Orleans’s greatest musicians, Hurricane on the Bayou is both a haunting giant screen document of Katrina’s powerful effects, a profound musical celebration of the city that has been called the “soul of America,” and a compelling call to restore New Orleans and protect the vital wetlands from which the city’s unique identity first arose. Narrated by Meryl Streep.