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Trouble the Water

Natural disasters and human incompetence

Trouble the Water

Directed and produced by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal –producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)– Trouble the Water looks at the Katrina disaster in a way which has never been seen before. The day before the hurricane arrived in New Orleans, the amateur rap singer Kimberly Roberts tried out her new video camera filming a few neighbours. The sky got increasingly darker. “It’s going to be a day to remember” said Kimberly, who would record with her ca-mera the arrival of the hurricane, shutting herself with her husband in an attic as the water rose, the rescue of some neighbours, the death of others, abandonment by the authorities, the chaos, fleeing the city, arrival at a rescue centre, emigration looking for a new home… and her return home.

Year: 2008
Origin: United States
Direction: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal
Production: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal, T. Woody Richman, Amir Bar-Lev, Joslyn Barnes, Danny Glover, Todd Olson, David Alcaro
Photography: P.J. Raval, Kimberly Roberts
Music: Davidge, Del Naja
Mounting: T. Woody Richman
Duración: 96 min.
Contact: Avalon Productions
Phone: 91 366 43 64
Email: info@avalonproductions.es
Web: www.avalonproductions.es