Please welcome Sarah Frank, of Sankofa school/Gather at the Table fame for her first post here at Citizen Obie. Here’s me hoping for more in the future! -JS
The film’s tagline reads, “It’s not about a hurricane. It’s about America.” Trouble the Water is a highly acclaimed documentary about the struggle for survival before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal incorporate footage filmed by Kimberly Rivers Roberts, a New Orleans’ resident who survived the storm in her home.
The film will be screened on Monday, April 20th at 7:30 PM in King 106 and will be followed by a discussion with director Carl Deal.
Hurricane Katrina has been all but lost from our social justice radar in the years since it occurred. But residents of New Orleans, both in the city and scattered all over the country, are still struggling to recover from the devastation. Hurricane Katrina was not a natural disaster. In fact, everyone knew just how much of a disaster it would be, particularly for New Orleans’ poor and black residents. For your social justice event of Monday, come see this very moving film and hear from the director!