Desert Bayou

Overview

Filmmaker Alex LeMay explores the plight of 600 African-Americans who were unwittingly airlifted into the predominantly Caucasian state of Utah in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in this documentary exploring the aftermath of one of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters in American history. When the water settled on New Orleans, the disaster had only begun. Now, as LeMay allows evacuees of Hurricane Katrina to tell their remarkable stories in their own words, viewers are invited to explore ...
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Overview

Filmmaker Alex LeMay explores the plight of 600 African-Americans who were unwittingly airlifted into the predominantly Caucasian state of Utah in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in this documentary exploring the aftermath of one of the worst natural and humanitarian disasters in American history. When the water settled on New Orleans, the disaster had only begun. Now, as LeMay allows evacuees of Hurricane Katrina to tell their remarkable stories in their own words, viewers are invited to explore whether two radically different cultures can truly come together in their most desperate hour, or whether social differences will simply prove too difficult to overcome. Additional candid interviews with military, political, and religious leaders, as well as influential figures from both communities, paint a vivid picture of the struggle for survival as the misplaced New Orleans citizens struggle to come to terms with their loss, and the rising tides of racism, religion, and politics threaten to wash away a century's worth of social progress.
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Special Features

Director's Commentary track; Extended interviews; Movie trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2008
  • UPC: 881394104327
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Cinema Libre
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 89,188

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Master P Participant
Tamu Smith Participant
Curtis Pleasant Participant
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Participant
Dr. Beverly Wright Participant
Karyn Dudley Participant
Rocky Anderson Participant
Art Hoyle Voice Only
Technical Credits
Alex LeMay Director, Executive Producer, Producer
Pete Biagi Cinematographer
Tom Blakemore Sound Mixer
Nick Clemente Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Andrew Dryer Cinematographer
Justin Edwards Associate Producer, Camera Operator
The Fessters Score Composer
James Finkl Executive Producer, Producer
Bryen Hensley Sound Editor
Mark Kkluiszo Cinematographer
Thomas G. Lemmer Screenwriter
Geno Lenardo Score Composer
Master P Producer
MaryBeth Mazzone Producer
Michael Reynolds Original Story
James D. Morris Producer
George Motz Cinematographer
Martin Nelson Editor
Sarah Radcliffe Co-producer
Sarah Radclyffe Co-producer
Thomas G. Reynolds Original Story
Mike Russell Editor, Producer
Brian Stolz Score Composer
Les Udy Sound/Sound Designer
Greg Windley Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Desert Bayou
1. Chapter 1 [1:12]
2. Chapter 2 [2:20]
3. Chapter 3 [1:26]
4. Chapter 4 [1:58]
5. Chapter 5 [:27]
6. Chapter 6 [:36]
7. Chapter 7 [2:05]
8. Chapter 8 [:27]
9. Chapter 9 [1:54]
10. Chapter 10 [4:13]
11. Chapter 11 [1:05]
12. Chapter 12 [2:17]
13. Chapter 13 [1:52]
14. Chapter 14 [1:33]
15. Chapter 15 [1:49]
16. Chapter 16 [1:04]
17. Chapter 17 [1:08]
18. Chapter 18 [1:55]
19. Chapter 19 [2:12]
20. Chapter 20 [2:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Desert Bayou
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
         Govenor Of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr.
         Mayor Of Salt Lake City, Rocky Anderson
         Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
         Civil Sheriff Paul R. Valteau, Jr.
         Marcus Henry-LaCouvion (Displaced Resident)
      Trailers
         Desert Bayou
      Director's Commentary ON/OFF
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