Hurricane on the Bayou

Release date: August 29, 2006
(New Orleans' Entergy Imax Theater; California Science Center Imax release: Sept. 8; wide release: December 22)

Studio: MacGillivray Freeman Films

Director: Greg MacGillivray

MPAA Rating: N/A


Starring: Meryl Streep (narrator), Allen Toussaint, Tab Benoit, Amanda Shaw, Chubby Carrier, Marva Wright

Genre: Documentary

Duration: N/A

Copyright Holder: N/A

Copyright: N/A

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Plot Summary:

"Hurricane on the Bayou" carries audiences behind today's headlines on a journey deep into the heart of Louisiana. Filmed before and after the unprecedented devastation of Hurricane Katrina and featuring state-of-the-art computer generated special effects depicting the storm's fury, "Hurricane on the Bayou" brings into focus the startling loss of Louisiana's rapidly disappearing coastal wetlands -- New Orleans' first line of defense against deadly storms. Tragically, these wetlands are eroding into the sea at the speed of one acre every thirty minutes, or a land area the size of Manhattan every year.

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