Trouble the Water
“One of the most eloquent records we have of a tragedy that brought out some of the most impressively alive men and women in New Orleans.” —The New Yorker
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and a 2009 Academy Award nominee, this astonishingly powerful documentary takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. Incorporating remarkable home video footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts—an aspiring rap artist trapped with her husband in the Ninth Ward—Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal weave this insider’s view of Katrina with a devastating portrait of the hurricane’s aftermath. Followed by a Q&A with directors and producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. (2008, 93 min., Dirs. Carl Deal and Tia Lessin)
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.