If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise
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From the many problems and con jobs connected to the corrupt Bush-Cheney administration and their cronies before and after Hurricane Katrina, to the inexcusable and unconscionable BP oil disaster, Lee speaks critically, but fairly to the good guys and the bad. Just as the people of New Orleans and surrounding areas were starting to recover from nature's Hurricane Katrina (and poorly-built levees, etc.), they have to contend with a man-made disaster of horrendous proportions, the BP oil tsunami. That most of them can keep going in the face of all this adversity is commendable in itself!
Good work, Spike Lee and HBO! "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise" should be seen be everyone who is concerned about the welfare of humanity and this planet.
Anyone who claims that we live in a "post-racial" era in this country is blind, deaf and stupid.
Director Spike Lee and his crew return to New Orleans in 2010 and find a city overrun by the Who Dat nation, basking in exuberance from its recent Super Bowl victory. Abandoned storefronts and wreckage in the streets have been replaced by singing, dancing, and public displays of drunken affection and heavy tourism. At first glance, one might think that New Orleans is back, restored magically to its former glory from the sheer force of will of thousands of football fans, but, alas, it is not the case. New Orleans is a city deeply divided by conflict, financial uncertainty, and gentrification in the wake of Katrina, reeling from a BP oil spill in the Gulf choking the lifeblood of the economy. Competing visions of how to rebuild the city, with debates raging from healthcare to real estate threaten to tear the community in two. Corruption permeates every level of public life, from the police on the street to the bureaucrats above.
And yet there is hope, sprinkled like seeds on a farmer's field. Five years have not healed Katrina's wounds, but the film admires the sheer stubborn optimism of New Orleans, a city that never gives up.Read more ›
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An important lesson in American history that should be required viewing by all.Published 2 months ago by Ron
Beautifully maddening conclusion to When the Levees Broke... i cannot get tired of watching this mini-series... i cry everytime.Published 9 months ago by Gigi Comia
Great follow up to When The Levees Broke. I really appreciated being able to see and hear everything from the people who went through it.Published 10 months ago by L. Valente