WAVELAND


85 mins.
Color

A feature documentary film about the town America lost in the storm.

It was being called "The Storm of the Century" before it had even arrived. On an early Monday morning in August, Category-5 Hurricane Katrina approached the Gulf Coast of the United States. As the world's attention focused on the city of New Orleans, the eye of the storm took a last minute turn to the East and made first landfall on the tiny coastal town 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 28' high and washed over Waveland, destroying almost every structure and taking the lives of 45 people. None of the survivors had ever expected to experience what they did. All reacted differently. In the days, months, and years following the storm, WAVELAND tracks several residents on their different paths, examining the deeply human questions of what makes a home and what it means to lose one.