Saturday, August 9, 2008

Documentary Watch: Trouble the Water

Posted By on Sat, Aug 9, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Taking a break from sports this weekend (if you don't include the Olympics), I stumbled upon this movie trailer for "Trouble the Water" a new, first-hand documentary about a New Orleans couple and how they managed to survive Hurricane Katrina. Already a winner of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, "Trouble the Water" revisits Katrina it what looks like an uplifting way. From Apple Movie Trailers:

The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall—just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her 9th Ward neighbors trapped in the city. “It’s going to be a day to remember,” Kim declares. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film their harrowing retreat to higher ground and the dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. The filmmakers document the couple’s return to New Orleans, the devastation of their neighborhood and the appalling repeated failures of government. Weaving an insider’s view of Katrina with a mix of verité and in- your-face filmmaking, Trouble the Wateris a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes—two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning.

Keep an eye out for this one.

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