Hurricane Katrina affected millions of people across the Gulf Coast in August of 2005. New Orleans lost half of its population after the devastating hurricane, dropping to 250,000 residents. As of last count, 1/5 of the population still hasn’t returned, close to 100,000 people. As the 10th Anniversary of Katrina approaches, it is time for the stories of these displaced Americans to be told.
FORCED CHANGE is a feature documentary that uses the path of destruction left behind by Hurricane Katrina as a vehicle to bring to life unique human stories that shed light on what it means to be home. Filmed at critical moments over the last ten years, mostly by the director himself, FORCED CHANGE is a decade-spanning retrospective of five unique and relatable characters that left New Orleans after the hurricane and never returned home.