The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: New book and film detail the fight to rebuild New Orleans | CultureMap Houston

Five months after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans,
Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme and his friend and neighbor, writer/producer Daniel Wolff, traveled to the Crescent City interested in documenting the damage and rebuilding. What they thought would be a few trips turned into a six-year project producing 500 hours of video that chronicles the individuals’ stories of survival, return, and reconstruction.

That project has yielded the documentary, I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful, directed by Demme and produced by Wolff and the book, The Fight for Home: How (Parts of) New Orleans Came Back written by Wolff.

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