Burn On The Bayou

Burn on the Bayou

By Matt Leonard

2008 | 56 mins

At the end of August 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts devastating more than 90,000 square miles. Mississippi officials calculated that 90 percent of the structures within one-half mile of the coastline had been completely destroyed.

Two thousand miles away, a group of Burning Man volunteers exited the event in the Nevada desert, heading to Mississippi to help. This unlikely group converged in Biloxi and Pearlington. United in their support of collaboration and accustomed to working in harsh environments, they also shared a strong belief;  when people need help, you help them first, and ask questions later.

Burn On The Bayou follows their seven months of work following Katrina and includes interviews with both the volunteers and area residents.