Kamp Katrina Trailer

Kamp Katrina

A.Sabin & D.Redmon
March 2007
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Kamp Katrina, an award winning cinéma vérité documentary, follows a small group of people who have taken refuge in a garden transformed into a tent city by an extraordinary New Orleans couple, Ms. Pearl and her husband, David. Kamp Katrina focuses on the dialectic between madness and hope in their pursuit of stability.





  • SXSW Emerging Visions
  • Special Jury Award: Independent Film Festival of Boston
  • Best Documentary: Magnolia Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award: Nashville Film Festival
  • MOMA special screening
  • Top of the List: The Best of Editor's Choice: Booklist
  • Southern Film Circuit




  • “Fascinating... Achieve[s] potent dramatic and emotional impact... Artful, beautiful visual flourishes.” Joe Leydon, Variety
  • Kamp Katrina is an urban platoon movie. Its setting looks like a combat zone...” Stuart Klawans, The Nation
  • “The movie's [a] portrait of New Orleans after the flood, a debris-strewn ghost town where human kindness is overflowing...” The New York Times
  • “Poignant documentary captures beautifully and unflinchingly a harrowing breakdown of social order. The result is a slight little film with a remarkable generosity of spirit.” New York Magazine




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74 minutes