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When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts

Author: Spike LeeSam PollardSheila NevinsRay NaginSean PennAll authors
Publisher: [New York?] : HBO Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Historical
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Lee; Sam Pollard; Sheila Nevins; Ray Nagin; Sean Penn; Al Sharpton; Wynton Marsalis; Harry Belafonte; Cliff Charles; Geeta Gandbhir; Nancy Novack; Terence Blanchard; HBO Documentary Films.; Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks.; Home Box Office (Firm); HBO Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 173183218
Language Note: Closed-captioned. In English with optional Spanish soundtrack; optional subtitles in French or Spanish.
Notes: Documentary.
"This has been a presentation of Home Box Office."
Originally produced as a television documentary in 2006.
This version accompanies Teaching the levees, a curriculum for democratic dialogue and civic engagement edited by Margaret Smith Crocco.
"93973"--Disc label.
Credits: Director of photography, Cliff Charles ; supervising editor, Sam Pollard ; editors, Geeta Gandbhir, Nancy Novack ; original music, Terence Blanchard.
Performer(s): Featuring Ray Nagin, Sean Penn, Al Sharpton, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Belafonte.
Awards: Venice International Film Festival, 2006: Venice Horizons Documentary Award, Human Rights Film Network Award; Image Awards, 2007: Image Award (nominated); Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, 2007: BCFA Award (nominated); American Cinema Editors, 2007: best edited documentary (nominated).
Target Audience: TV parental guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned); Canadian home video rating: 14A (suitable for people 14 years of age or older).
Description: 2 videodiscs (4 hr., 15 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation (16:9) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: disc 1. Act I (65 min.). Act II (62 min.) --
disc 2. Act III (58 min.). Act IV (70 min.).
Other Titles: Teaching the levees, a curriculum for democratic dialogue and civic engagement.
Responsibility: [a Spike Lee film] ; 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee ; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

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The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale.

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