“Students often get their information from news that delivers stories from the outside. Trouble the Water is from the inside of New Orleans and through the eyes of real people trapped by both Katrina and poverty but who survive through strength of character and willpower. It is a gripping story and shows the power of a home
camera and citizen journalism.”
—Marcia Rock, Director of News and Documentary,
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University
“Kimberly and Scott’s story gets to the heart of the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and the underlying inequalities that remain long after the storm. Trouble the Water challenges viewers to harness their potential to create a better tomorrow—a stirring, cinematic tool for activists, students and change-makers throughout the country.”
—Ellen Schneider, Executive Director, Active Voice
TROUBLE THE WATER IS AN EXCELLENT TEACHING AND ADVOCACY TOOL FOR CLASSROOMS, CONGREGATIONS OR ACTIVIST COALITIONS
SOME SUGGESTED USES:
Due to some language in the film, we recommend
Trouble the Water for grades 10 and up.
Colleges and Universities
American Minorities and Ethnic Policies
American Urban Politics
Emergency Disaster Management
Minorities and Health
Social Welfare Policy
Social Work and Community Action
U.S. Civil Rights and Liberties
and many more!
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this astonishingly powerful documentary takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. Incorporating remarkable home footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts—an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the 9th ward— directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine) weave this insider’s view of Katrina with a devastating portrait of the hurricane’s aftermath.
As seen on HBO, Trouble the Water takes audiences on a journey that is by turns heart-stopping, infuriating, inspiring and empowering. It’s not only about the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, but about the underlying issues that remained when the floodwaters receded—failing public schools, record high levels of incarceration, poverty, structural racism and lack of government accountability.
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