An article in today's Times-Picayune made an interesting observation that, five years after Hurricane Katrina, "New Orleans still is waiting for that first major Katrina movie."
There have been, however, some incredible documentaries, including "Trouble the Water," which received an Oscar nod last year. Ninth Ward native and star of the documentary Kimberly Rivers Roberts was on hand at the TEDxNOLA conference on Friday to share her inspiring Katrina-survival story in what must have been the first-ever TED talk to include a treatise on how not to get shot.
This weekend in New Orleans, there's a lot of buzz building for Harry Shearer's "The Big Uneasy," which plays on Monday (rather than Sunday) night in a deliberate attempt to shift the spotlight away from The Storm itself and back onto the levee failures.
And there's also a new trailer for "The Whole Gritty City" (no release date yet) about the O.Perry Walker Marching Band and the people behind the Roots of Music program - watch the clip below to hear the band's crushing rendition of P. Diddy's "I'll be missing you," which after Katrina became a parade-route staple in honor of those who weren't able to come home: