A new Hurricane Katrina documentary focuses on the heroism show by members of the U.S. Coast Guard in the days following the disaster. In a rare show of emotion, Guardsmen describe never being trained to do the type rescues that were necessary in the New Orleans area.

According to the producers of Paratus 14:50, "...the Coast Guard contribute to pulling more than 33,500 people from the impacted areas; the greatest single rescue in our nation’s history. The documentary is being produced by a team of students and recent graduates from the University of Alabama. The team is being led by Kaitlin Smith, a New Orleans native and the daughter of an active-duty Coast Guardsman."