Katrina documentary premieres Sunday

A new documentary about the inspirational recovery from Hurricane Katrina makes its debut Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Saenger Theater.

The documentary, titled “Katrina +10,” features interviews with leaders of Coast cities, tourism and gaming analysts, volunteers and others who witnessed Hurricane Katrina and have been a part of the rebuilding and recovery in the 10 years since the storm struck in 2005.

The Sunday afternoon presentation is part of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art’s continuing retrospective about Hurricane Katrina. General admission tickets will be $10 at the door.

“Katrina +10” the documentary was produced and written by the City of Biloxi’s public affairs manager. The documentary is part of a photo album and DVD package that includes dozens of photographs of recovery and rebuilding from Waveland to Ocean Springs and D’Iberville.

“It’s as we’ve said all along: ‘you’ve seen the storm, now see the recovery,'” said Kevin O’Brien, director of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, which is hosting the “Katrina +10” retrospective through September.

“This new documentary and photo album advance our story, to show the tremendous progress along the Gulf Coast, whether it’s the new harbors and marinas in Gulfport, Bay St. Louis or Pass Christian, new public facilities in all of our cities, or huge endeavors such as the Biloxi Bay or St. Louis Bay bridges.”

The DVD also features several bonus features: a Mississippi Public Broadcasting segment on Marlin Miller and the Katrina sculpture trail; “the greatest speech ever given by Mayor A.J. Holloway”; a documentary about Biloxi’s Slavic Benevolent Association; and a video for a song about “The Biloxi Lighthouse.”

The documentary includes an original song by local performer Ronny Broussard titled “I Want to Come Home.”

Said O’Brien: “The documentary and photo album offer a great look at our communities, but the bonus features make this a must-have story of our progress and perseverance. They say who we are. They show our resolve and resilience.”

The photo album and DVD, which sell for $20, are available online at www.katrinaplus10.com or can be purchased at:

Bay St. Louis: Bay Books, 131 Main St.

Biloxi: Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art and Biloxi Visitors Center

D’Iberville: Back Bay Drugs, 10437 Lamey Bridge Road

Gulfport:  Triplett-Day Drug Co., 2429 14th St.

Long Beach: Lois’ Flower Shop, 200 Jeff Davis Ave.

Ocean Springs: Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Pass Christian: Purple Pelican, 116 Davis Ave.

Waveland: Port of Call, 228 Coleman Ave.