When the Levees Broke - A Requiem In Four Acts (2006)
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Director Spike Lee'sWhen the Levees Brokeis the definitive document of the unmitigated disaster that was, and is, Hurricane Katrina. It's also a contemporary manifestation of an ancient tradition: an oral history, told by the people who lived … see full wiki
Before I go into the review of Spike Lee’s 4 hour documentary When the Levees Broke I need to explain a couple of things for the sake of full disclosure. First, since the election horror story of 2000, I have gotten nearly 0% of my news from television—I watched some coverage of September 11, but no more than 2 hours worth and I watched election results for a couple of hours last November because I was excited that a change was coming. The second thing I need to disclose is that I am … more
"When the Levees Broke" An American Tragedy Amos Lassen Hurricanes Katrina changed many lives and ravaged a great American city. As I sat down to watch Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke", many images were still in my mind as I did not evacuate New Orleans until a full week and a day after the storm hit. I so wanted to be able to see what I did not have a chance to while without electricity and stranded on the fourth floor of my … more
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