Five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Louisiana’s recovery is eclipsed by the largest environmental disaster in American history. In this new half-hour, HD documentary, LPB follows six very different survivors as they fight to keep their land, livelihoods and way of life from Washing Away.
Their journey through setbacks, subsequent storms and new threats reveal a common thread shared by many of their two million coastal neighbors - determination, perseverance and resilience in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Their stories illustrate a microcosm of the larger challenges that Louisiana and the nation face as natural and man-made disasters continue to assault America’s Gulf Coast.
Two time Emmy-Award winner, Academy-Award nominee and New Orleans native Patricia Clarkson narrates the program, which also features the music of Emmy-Award winning composer Mike Esneault.