Trailer Released for Hurricane Katrina Documentary

By MarEx 2015-07-21 18:33:00

Paratus 14:50 is an upcoming, feature-length documentary on the United States Coast Guard's response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The story will specifically focus on Coast Guard air rescues carried out by Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and Coast Guard Aviation Training Center, Mobile across southern Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi in the first two weeks of the response. 

These men and women helped contribute to pulling more than 33.500 people from the impacted areas; the greatest single rescue in the United States’ history.

The documentary is being produced by a team of students and recent graduates from the University of Alabama. The team is being led by Kaitlin Smith, a New Orleans native and the daughter of an active-duty Coast Guardsman.

The trailer was released recently by Alabama Public Television, which will air the documentary on August 26 and 30. The film also will be shown in Mississippi, Louisiana and other Gulf Coast states around August 29, which will be the 10th anniversary of Katrina's landfall.