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Hurricane on the Bayou

Alternate Title(s): Formerly Storm on the Bayou; Wetlands

bigImage HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU takes viewers on a breathtaking tour of one of the most vibrant places in America, the Louisiana bayou and the city of New Orleans, a place overflowing with life, music and natural beauty. Here, in the region's bountiful coastal wetlands, alligators, humans and other wildlife have lived in harmony for centuries.

Tragically, these wetlands are eroding into the sea at the speed of one acre every thirty minutes, leaving the entire region more vulnerable to major hurricanes. HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU offers an emotional portrayal of this environmental calamity and the staggering effects of one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history, Hurricane Katrina.

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Hurricane on the Bayou: TV Spot [QT Med.]

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MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with Audubon Nature Institute. Directed and Produced by Greg MacGillivray. Executive Producer: Audubon Nature Institute. Editors: Jim Foster and Neguine Sanini. Writer: Glen Pitre. Music by Steve Wood. Camera: Greg MacGillivray, Brad Ohlund, Jack Tankard, Ron Goodman. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Narrated by Meryl Streep.

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BMZ Reviews:

Hurricane on the Bayou By Ann Coates

Outside Reviews:

"Hurricane on the Bayou" By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

"'Hurricane on the Bayou': IMAX Takes on Katrina" By Noah Adams, NPR

"'Hurricane' a beautiful film of hope" By John Wirt, Advocate

"Katrina's fury will hit IMAX in 'Hurricane on the Bayou'" By Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today

"Hurricane on the Bayou" By Bridget Byrne, Boxoffice Magazine

Related Articles

MFF Wins Six GSCA Awards By MacGillivray Freeman Films (October 4, 2007)

Hurricane, Alps Receive 7 GSCA Nods By MacGillivray Freeman Films (June 14, 2007)

GSCA Announces Finalists for Annual Film Awards By Giant Screen Cinema Association (June 13, 2007)

Hurricane on the Bayou Wins Accolade Award for Excellence By MacGillivray Freeman Films (May 22, 2007)

Hurricane Wins La Géode Youth Prize By MacGillivray Freeman Films (February 23, 2007)

New Orleans Artists on Bayou Soundtrack By MacGillivray Freeman Films (December 12, 2006)

Meryl Streep to Narrate Hurricane on the Bayou By MacGillivray Freeman Films (August 3, 2006)

Audubon Nature Institute to Premiere Hurricane By Audubon Nature Institute (August 3, 2006)

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