Trouble the Water (2008)
Zeitgeist Films Directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal Documentary
An Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, Trouble the Water follows the story of residents of the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the district. Trouble the Water includes hand-held film footage of the storm, images of the aftermath, and interviews with residents as they struggle to recover and rebuild. Trouble the Water famously draws attention to issues of race, class, and the relationship of a government to its citizens as they presented themselves in the weeks, months, and years post-Katrina.
Of interest to:
Film Screening, Urban Palimpsest