New Orleans filmmaker Edward Buckles, Jr., who was 12 when Katrina hit the city, documents the stories of his peers who survived the storm as children, while opening a door for his own healing, capturing the spirit and resilience of New Orleans.
From director Edward Buckles, Jr., Katrina Babies offers an intimate look at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the youth of New Orleans. An entire generation has grappled with the lifelong impact of having their childhood redefined by tragedy. Buckles, who was 12 when the hurricane hit, documents the stories of his childhood peers who survived the storm, while opening a door for his own healing, capturing the spirit and resilience of New Orleans. "After my family and I experienced Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we were left to pick up the pieces of a situation that seemed totally out of our control. I was 12 years old, and like with many catastrophes, children were an afterthought," the director said.