Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Film Screening of Trouble the Water

A recent addition to the collection, Trouble the Water, was screened in house on Thursday. This film, documenting one family's experience before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, provides viewers with an in-depth perspective on what really happened within New Orleans. Filmed and narrated mostly by Kimberly Rivers Roberts (aspiring rapper Black Kold Madina), the story unfolds to bring to light the details of surviving each day with Katrina. This film was an Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature in 2009 and also won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize in 2008 for Best Documentary.

For reading recommendations on Coastal Communities, please see our reading list, here. For further reading on Flooding, please see this reading list. An abbreviated list of videos that Wisconsin's Water Library carries can be seen here.

DVD cover photo from Trouble the Water film site.