Wednesday, March 25, 2009

One Eyed Girl

Here is a link to a trailer from a documentary made about hurricane Katrina and two communities it devastated in Mississippi: Bay St. Louis, and Waveland. Both are about halfway between New Orleans and Biloxi, MS. My aunt and uncle live in Bay St. Louis (with their two daughters, who were away at the time) and lived through the hurricane in their sailboat which they had brought into their yard - they took everything they could into the boat and floated it out as their house was pretty much destroyed. Waveland was even harder hit. Thanks to my cousin Willow for blogging about it...

3 comments:

the a.c.t. said...

I will look for that doc. Good post Sky, and fascinating story about your aunt and uncle. Have you seen the doc Spike Lee did for HBO called "When the Levees broke"? Katrina was so huge and so overlooked.

cara said...

this looks like a great documentary.
thanks for posting this, and the story about your family.

I have a friend who travels to the states (sometime Louisianna, sometimes to Missisippi) to do rebuilding, he says the devastation is still pretty serious and that some people are still without a home due to the insurance difficulties and lack of support.

willowbnero said...

P.S. Sky, your uncle is in the movie! So is his footage. Maybe we can send you a copy or something.