Monday, August 21, 2006

When the Levees Broke

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

As the world watched in horror, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Like many who watched the unfolding drama on television news, director Spike Lee was shocked not only by the scale of the disaster, but by the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery effort. Lee was moved to document this modern American tragedy, a morality play witnessed by people all around the world. The result is WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS. The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Acts I and II premiere Monday, August 21 at 9pm (ET/PT), followed by Acts III and IV on Tuesday, August 22 at 9pm. All four acts will be seen Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00 p.m.-midnight), the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. (read entire article)


At 4:08 PM, Anonymous kj said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this documentary in the UK. I'm a big fan of Spike Lee's work and he's one of the few directors and film makers that tells it like it is. A friend of mine was working as a volunteer in New Orleans as part of the disaster relief effort. If you are interested you can read his account on his blog.


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