It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina swept through the city of New Orleans. The aftermath left the Louisiana town in shambles, but it has triumphed tremendously in the last decade. Observe the anniversary of the catastrophic disaster by checking out these films and shows dedicated to the Big Easy. JETflix Friday: Hurricane Katrina edition starts now…
Based on the true story of the John Ehret High School 2005-2006 basketball champions, this movie tells the story of a coach who reassembles a basketball team post Katrina. Starring Forest Whitaker, Taraji P. Henson and Isaiah Washington, grab a copy of the DVD in stores now.
Watch It: On DVD
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS
Spike Lee takes audiences on a riveting journey with this documentary that examines the government’s response to the storm. Capturing real-life New Orleans citizens, entertainers, national politicians and some of the city’s greatest hometown heroes, this 4-hour film is a must-see.
Watch It: On DVD
For four seasons, HBO aired a captivating original series that told the story of Katrina survivors adjusting to life after the hurricane. With a stellar cast that included Khandi Alexander and Wendell Pierce, the show gave insight to what it took for people to rebuild their homes and lives. Check out the entire series available on DVD now.
Watch It: DVD
KATRINA 10 YEARS LATER: THROUGH HELL IN HIGH WATER
This documentary takes an in-depth look at New Orleans over the last decade. Viewers hear stories from Master P, Juvenile and Big Freedia and also see a host of other interviews from key players of the city. Watch it when it airs on BET this Saturday, Aug. 29 at 11:25 a.m. est.
Watch It: On BET