New Orleans has always served as one of America’s most culturally rich cities. After the tragedies of Hurricane Katrina, there was no real concerted effort to track and document the progress of rebuilding the infrastructure and political makeup of the Louisiana city, but “New Orleans, Here and Now” is about to change that.
The docu-series, directed by John Maringouin, Darius Clark Monroe, Angela Tucker, Lily Keber, Zach Godshall and Katie Dellamaggiore, is a collection of short films that inspire reflection of the city’s resurgence through gripping personal stories spanning multiple generations. From Tiffany Junot’s path to becoming the World Boxing Council Welterweight Champion of the World to the musical talents of the TBC Brass Band to the family history of a beloved Vietnamese restaurant, “New Orleans, Here & Now” offers a unique perspective of life in the city.
“New Orleans, Here and Now” will be released in coordination with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Beginning
August 27, all visitors to Time.com can view one of the six short films and
subscribe to view the other five. People.com will also be showcasing one of the
films, making it available to all visitors to People.com. “New Orleans, Here and Now” will
also be viewable on Sundance Doc Club and Hulu and will be available to purchase
on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.