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NY Times: Agony of New Orleans, Through Spike Lee's Eyes

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 3, 2006 at 11:32AM

From the beginning Spike Lee knew that Hurricane Katrina was a story he had to tell. Watching the first television images of floating bodies and of desperate people, mostly black, stranded on rooftops, he quickly realized he was witnessing a major historical moment. As those moments kept coming, he spent almost a year capturing the hurricane's sorrowful consequences for a four-hour documentary, "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" to be shown on HBO this month. Felicia R. Lee reports.[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full article.]
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From the beginning Spike Lee knew that Hurricane Katrina was a story he had to tell. Watching the first television images of floating bodies and of desperate people, mostly black, stranded on rooftops, he quickly realized he was witnessing a major historical moment. As those moments kept coming, he spent almost a year capturing the hurricane's sorrowful consequences for a four-hour documentary, "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" to be shown on HBO this month. Felicia R. Lee reports.
[Free NY Times online subscription required to view full article.]







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