I WAS THERE: HURRICANE KATRINA ºº HEREOS OF CHARITY HOSPITAL // Short Docu-Series (in Remembrance)
Agency •• A+E Networks and History Channel
Field Producers •• Sean Kennedy and Mariel Synan
DP •• Ed David
B-Cam Op/AC •• John Meese
AC •• Neal Ten Eyck
Gaffer •• Paul Rahfield
Audio •• Kenny Delbert
PA •• Ryan Wooley
Format •• Sony
Charity Hospital was one of the last hospitals to be evacuated after Hurricane Katrina hit. After five days without power or assistance, the staff of Charity took matters into their own hands, including orchestrating a risky roof evacuation to care for their patients.
When Hurricane Katrina forced New Orleans poet Shelton Alexander to evacuate his home, he took his truck and video camera to the Superdome. He escaped the chaotic shelter a few days later with a truckload of people and video documentation of history.
When Angela Trahan and her family were trapped in their own kitchen by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina, Brother Ronald Hingle, a member of their school community, braved the winds and rising waters to bring them to safety.