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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Publication Date
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • 2005.
  • Natural Disasters--Louisiana--New Orleans.
  • Economics


Interview with film director and cinematographer involved in several films relating to hurricane Katrina, including Inside Hurricane Katrina, Storm that Drowned a city, Dateline: Katrina Stories, and films related to Katrina Warriors. She also makes other films focusing on social justice. Evacuating to Baton Rouge, La.; working on films as soon as she evacuated from New Orleans after Katrina; why she's interested in the Katrina story; poor women in New Orleans post-Katrina; inequality post-Katrina and possible gentrification of New Orleans; weekly films put on by Katrina Warriors, which are heroic stories of the storm by women; importance of dialogue across racial and economic lines; New Orleans as a failed state both before and after the storm: white people abandoning the public schools after integration; moving to New Orleans as a young person; her film on David Duke; the poverty in Central City and Patricia and Sophie, whose roof blew off their church; Paula Allen and Eve Ensler; being an activist; coming changes; despair in the city; Katarina Warriors mission and work.

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