4/22: Friday – Films TCA
10 am to 12 pm (matinee geared to schools, students and elders)

2006, 40min Directed by Greg MacGillivray,
Narrated by Meryl Streep and Executive Producer Audubon Nature Institute.
Featuring the New Orleans music of Allen Toussaingt, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw, Chubby Carrier & Marva Wright.
Courtesy, MacGillivray Freeman Films: TEFF gives thanks for the many years of great films and their support of TEFF.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxcduWaoTls
Educational resources: https://macgillivrayfreeman.com/project/hurricane-on-the-bayou/

Hurricane on the Bayou carries audiences behind news headlines on a journey deep into the soul-stirring heart of Louisiana. Shot before and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina and featuring state-of-the-art GGI special effects depicting the height of the storm’s fury, the film brings into focus the startling loss of Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing coastal wetlands that are New Orleans’ first line of defense against deadly storms. Told through the personal stories of four musicians, both legendary and rising, who are drawing attention to this environmental calamity, and fueled by a jazz, blues and gospel score featuring many of New Orlean’s greatest musicians, Hurricane on the Bayou is both a haunting giant screen document of Katina’s powerful effects, a profound musical celebration of the city that has been called the “soul of America” and a compelling call to restore New Orleans and protect the vital wetlands from which the city’s unique identity arose. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

Best Film, Best Sound, Best Film Lifelong Learning and Best Marketing Campaign by a Distributor-2007 GSCA Achievement Awards
Best Cinematography-2007 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival

CINE Golden Eagle Award-2007 CINE Awards
Youth Prize-2007 La Geode Large Format Film Festival, Paris
Accolade Award for Excellence-2007 Accolade Competition
Platinum Best of Show-2007 Aurora Awards
Special Jury Remi Award-2007 Worldfest-Houston International Independent Film & Video Festival
Official Selections-2008 Environmental Film Festival, Washington DC