Response | Rebuild | Relationships | Resurrection
What does it take to rebuild New Orleans?
Partnership, patience and time.
As we remember the fifth anniversary of Katrina's landfall, and the failure of the levees in the city of New Orleans, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.
Immediately after the storm destroyed New Orleans and the Central Gulf Coast, All Saints' and Messiah/St. Bartholomew from the Diocese of Chicago, partnered with the people of St. Luke's from the Diocese of Louisiana, to rebuild and get people back in their homes. Because of this work with the Office of Disaster Response through Episcopal Community Services in the Diocese of Louisiana, lives have been changed, relationships have been built, and homes are once again habitable.
This five-year partnership is captured in three short documentaries produced by the Hurricane Katrina Task Force, led by All Saints' Chicago in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
The first part, "37.1," presents the story of a hurricane relief team that worked in New Orleans during Easter 2006.
executive producers - Joey Sylvester, Larry Dieckmann and Judy Traverso; videography by Keith Paolini and Kevin M. Goodman; produced, directed and edited by Kevin M. Goodman
The second documentary, "Katrina Advent," follows the adventures of a Katrina relief team that volunteered in New Orleans during Advent 2006.
executive producers - Joey Sylvester, Larry Dieckmann and Judy Traverso; videography by Tim Hyson; additional videography by Keith Paolini; produced, directed and edited by Kevin M. Goodman
The third part, "Dorgenois," presents the story of St. Luke's New Orleans parishioners during the Katrina event and the recovery that followed.
executive producers - Joey Sylvester, Larry Dieckmann and Judy Traverso; produced by Kevin M. Goodman; directed, edited and videography by Kerry Ferrentella