Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday Video Shout-Out: If God is Willing and da Creek don't Rise

Monday night at 9:00pm eastern, Spike Lee continues his brilliant look at the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans.

From WashPo: Lee returns to Louisiana and Mississippi with the same inquisitive anger that so eloquently became "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," his award-winning 2006 documentary about the immediate aftermath of Katrina in and around New Orleans. This sequel is four hours long, split between Monday and Tuesday nights on HBO.

He also touches on the BP oil spill and follows up with families from the previous documentary. Let's support Black artists and give it a view, Monday and Tuesday night at 9e/8c. Who saw "When The Levees Broke" and what did you think?


Angela Deruise Roby said...

Of course I would be the first person to reply to this.

I was able to sit through the movie once. It was/is something that is difficult to watch. It beings up those horrible memories of what happened, the people that you lost but it reminds me of the things that they dont show. The fighting with the insurance companies, my mother waiting for FEMA to send a check or the banking system to start working, the friggin house.

As much as it resonates with me and others that had to live through it, there are many people that just dont get it. The response Ive heard after movies, documentaries like this are usually negative.
These people are idiots I know, just not looking forward to the wave of BS that is sure to follow.

Steve said...

Being N'Awlins resident for over a decade, I can say I appreciate the spotlight - we need all the attention we can get if it keeps the programs alive and running. But no camera can accurately depict the utter frustration and helplessness of having no place to live, no place to work, no gas to put in your car, no bank to cash your checks, and very few of your old friends to share it with. It's rebuilding your life while rebuilding a small country. I'll watch some but living through it is plenty for me.

JaymeC said...

Watched the first one, bawled uncontrollably. I have Kleenex and an Advil bottle ready for the second.


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