witness: katrina

original score by AREA C

Premiered Monday 23 August 2010 @ 9pm EST
Next screening: Monday 30 August 2010 @ 5pm EST
National Geographic Channel

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AREA C recently completed the score for Witness: Katrina, a two-hour, Emmy Award-winning documentary on Hurricane Katrina which premiered on the National Geographic Channel on Monday 23 August 2010 at 9pm.

Over the course of 72 hours, Hurricane Katrina went from a cataclysmic storm to a catastrophic flood, which in turn became an apocalyptic human tragedy. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. Weaving together more than a dozen of these sources, Witness: Katrina reconstructs Hurricane Katrina as it happened, entirely through the eyes of those who experienced it.

AREA C's score utilizes many source sounds from the actual footage in the film - wind, water,
sirens - captured by those who weathered the storm with their video cameras and cell phones.

In 2011, Witness: Katrina received a News and Documentary Emmy Award in the "Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form" category.

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Series Producers
Siskel / Jacobs Productions
Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel

Sarah Pagura, Dustin Park,
Rebecca Snedeker, Stacy Wolff

Greg Jacobs

Katerina Simic

Sound Editor
Katerina Simic

Original Music
Erik Carlson/Area C