Zeitoun is the powerful, ultimately uplifting true story of one man?s courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression. this drowned city. properties, fed trapped dogs and rescued survivors. But eventually he came to the attention of those ?guarding? But resident Abdulrahman Zeitoun, though his wife and family had gone, refused to leave. In August, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans had been abandoned by most citizens. For days he traversed an apocalyptic landscape of flooded streets by canoe. He protected neighbours? Only then did Zeitoun?s nightmare really begin.