85 mins. Color
A feature documentary film about the town America lost in the storm -- Waveland, Mississippi.
It was being called "The Storm of the Century" before it had even arrived. In the early morning hours of August 29, 2005, Category-5 Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast of the United States. As the world's attention focused on New Orleans, the eye of the storm took a last minute turn to the East and made landfall on the small coastal town of Waveland, Mississippi.
By the end of the day, the town of Waveland was no longer recognizable. The largest recorded storm surge in Gulf Coast history had risen almost thirty feet high and washed over Waveland, wiping out almost every structure in the town and the lives of many.
None of the survivors had ever expected to experience what they did. All reacted differently. In the days, months, and years following the storm, this film tracks several Waveland residents on their different paths, examining the deeply human question of what it means to lose a home and then to try to build one again.