Chloe Edwards, MDAH Electronic Records archivist, brings us this post in an ongoing series celebrating Electronic Records Day and Archives Month. The series features items from the MDAH disk collection.

Looking north toward Hancock Bank building and what was Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis. Call Number: PI/2005.0024, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Looking north toward Hancock Bank building and what was Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis. Call Number: PI/2005.0024, item 50, Hurricane Katrina photographs (MDAH)

Pieces of Paradise: Rebuilding Bay St. Louis

Call no.: Disk 0003

Format: DVD

Run time: 40 minutes

This documentary about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city of Bay St. Louis was created by a group of students in a video production class at Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio. The film features Bay St. Louis residents and students at Bay High School and focuses on the devastation caused by the hurricane. In making the documentary, the Ohio students sought to bring the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina home to North Canton by telling the stories of area residents, especially their Bay High School peers. Their approach worked: Hoover High School successfully raised over $14,000 for the Bay-Waveland School District, with part of the proceeds coming from documentary sales. The DVD was donated by former Mississippi Historical Society board member Jack Rogers.

MORE INFORMATION:

To find out more about this disk, search our online catalogue for disk 0003. To browse the disk collection, navigate to the advanced search page, check the “Electronic Records” box, and type “disk” into the keyword search bar.

All catalogued disks are available to view or listen to in the Media Room; patrons should request disks from media staff using the four digit call number.

VIEWING NOTES:

As of October 2014, this documentary is available to view online at http://vimeo.com.

Pieces of Paradise: Rebuilding Bay St. Louis from Tom Wilson on Vimeo.

References:

Showers, Al. “Ohio Students Premier their Documentary on Katrina in Bay St. Louis.” WLOX-13, n.d. Accessed on October 3, 2014, http://www.wlox.com/story/5062763/ohio-students-premier-their-documentary-on-katrina-in-bay-st-louis