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When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts

Author: Spike LeeSam PollardRay NaginSean PennAl SharptonAll authors
Publisher: [New York?] : HBO Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Computer File : 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: Historical
Video recordings
Environmental films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Spike Lee; Sam Pollard; 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)
ISBN: 9780783150758 078315075X
OCLC Number: 72075457
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.
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: 3 videodiscs (4 hr., 17 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Region 1, widescreen presentation (16:9); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Special features: on discs 1-2: Audio commentary by filmmaker Spike Lee; on disc 3: Next movement : Act V (108 min.); Water is rising (8 min.). disc 1. Act I (65 min.) ; Act II (62 min.) --
disc 2. Act III (58 min.) ; Act IV (70 min.).
Other Titles: Requiem in four acts
Responsibility: 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee.

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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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