New Orleans filmmaker wins large at Tribeca Movie Pageant for ‘Katrina Infants’ documentary – NOLA Weekend


NEW ORLEANS, La. (NOLA WEEKEND) – New Orleans native and filmmaker Edward Buckles takes house two awards for his first feature-length documentary, “Katrina Infants,” which premiered on the 2022 Tribeca Movie Pageant in New York.

Buckles, who can be an alumnus of Dillard College and Edna Karr Excessive Faculty, gained the competition’s first-ever Human/Nature Award and obtained The Albert Maysles Award for Greatest New Documentary Director.

“Katrina Infants” explores the narratives of children who skilled Hurricane Katrina and the influence of the storm’s aftermath on New Orleans youth. Buckles has labored on manufacturing for the documentary since 2015.

In a sequence of tweets saying the awards, Tribeca praised the work of Buckles calling it a “profoundly shifting true story.”

“He confirmed us the lasting trauma of youngsters, a household and a group as they tried to outlive and get well from Katrina. Edward Buckles Jr. made a wonderful and essential movie, we’re honored to award him the Greatest New Documentary Director Award,” one of many tweets stated.

Earlier this yr, Buckles stated he was impressed to create the documentary throughout his time learning movie and theatre as a scholar at Dillard College.

“Finally, I took a documentary class, and the concept of doing a narrative in regards to the present situation of New Orleans youth after the storm was simply one thing that stood out to me,” Buckles stated in an interview with Kelsey Davis on FOX 8 Morning Version.

Buckles additionally stated he hopes his work begins a dialog for others to hitch across the matter and a primary step in the direction of influence in New Orleans.

“There isn’t a higher time for this documentary to return out with the present state of what’s occurring proper now with our younger individuals in New Orleans,” Buckles stated within the interview.

Right here’s a abstract of the movie posted on Tribeca’s web site:

‘Katrina Infants’ is a first-person account of the short-term and long-term devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, as advised by younger individuals who had been between the ages of three and 19 when the levees broke.

—  Tribeca

“Katrina Infants” is accessible to observe on Tribeca’s web site till June 26. The documentary may also premiere on HBO Max this yr.


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