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  Thursday  August 23  2007    11: 19 PM

movie recommendation

When the Levees Broke:
A Requiem in Four Acts

by Spike Lee

Zoe had this on HBOtonight. I missed the beginning fixing dinner but heard it in the background. Then I got sucked in. A terrible story well told. Not only does it relive the events but covers well the aftermath. This is the definitive documentary of this disaster. This country is so fucked to let this happen. Watch it.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

As the world watched in horror, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Like many who watched the unfolding drama on television news, director Spike Lee was shocked not only by the scale of the disaster, but by the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery effort. Lee was moved to document this modern American tragedy, a morality play witnessed by people all around the world. The result is WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS. The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans.