Major New Updates for Faubourg Treme Film

We're thrilled to announce the release of the 10-years-after-Katrina update to supplement our film, Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans!

The newly released 6 1/2-minute short supplements the feature film and, we hope, will help answer some questions about how the neighborhood has changed since we first released Faubourg Treme.

How You Can Watch the Update:

  • If you are a teacher or a student at a university, see if you already have streaming access to the film on Kanopy – the update comes with it in a playlist. (Not sure what Kanopy is? It's similar to Netflix, but for colleges.)

  • If you're a home user OR your school doesn’t subscribe to Kanopy streaming, sign up for our mailing list and mention the 10-year update in the comments. You can also contact us directly at distribution@serendipityfilms.orgWe'll get back to you with an alternate free link and will keep you in the loop on upcoming short films featuring additional untold chapters of Treme's history.


But that's not all!

We’re also excited to share that we've released a new educational version of the film, specially edited for classroom use (56 minutes instead of the original 68). It is now available on both DVD AND via educational streaming. (If you're interested in home streaming, contact us directly at

We really want this story seen by the new post-Katrina generation, especially as young people take up the struggles over voting rights, fair policing, economic justice, and gentrification. Please share this widely with anyone you think might be interested.