“New Orleans, Here & Now,” a six-part anthology on life in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, debuted Thursday online.
At the helm of the Time Inc./Rampante project were executive producers Louisiana native and actress Patricia Clarkson and “NCIS: New Orleans” star Scott Bakula.
The documentary series offers six stories from people living in the city post-Katrina.
Also involved in the documentary were Killer Films (“Still Alice,” “Boys Don’t Cry”) and Field Office Films, a New Orleans-based company created by the producers of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
All visitors to Time.com can view one of the six short films and subscribe to view the other five. People.com will also be showcasing one of the films, making it available to all visitors to People.com. “New Orleans, Here & Now” will also be viewable on Sundance Doc Club and Hulu and will be available to purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
The anthology features: “The Best Eva 1.5,” which chronicles the triumphs of Tiffany Junot to become the World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight Champion of the World; “The Boatman,” which shares an oyster farmer’s love for a boat that he’s been building for decades and his family; “Everything is To Be Continued,” which examines how music is at the heart of the people and the rich culture of New Orleans through the eyes of the TBC brass band members; “The Older Fish,” which follows four dynamic high school seniors, who were 8 years old when Katrina hit, as they prepare for graduation; “Two Cities,” which recounts what it means to be part of the displaced New Orleans population in Houston; and “Labor of Love,” which explores a multi-cultural family’s bond, food culture, and the Vietnamese population that is part of the fabric of New Orleans.
Baton Rouge filmmaker Zach Godshall helped direct “Here & Now.”
To watch, go to http://time.com/new-orleans-here-and-now.