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2008/2009 Films

Trouble the Water (2008 Season)

Thu, Nov 20, 2008 @ 7:30 PM, Campbell Hall

“Superb…One of the best American documentaries in recent memory.” The New York Times Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. A never before seen look inside Hurricane Katrina, the film opens the day before the storm makes landfall, as an aspiring rap artist turns her new video camera on herself and her 9th Ward neighbors, weaving a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes and survive the storm to seize a chance for a new beginning. (Tia Lessen & Carl Deal, 2008, 96 min.) Professor Clyde Woods of the Department of Black Studies, who is studying rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, will introduce the film and lead an audience discussion immediately following the screening.
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