Trouble the Water (2008) What divine inspiration moved Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist and toweringly self-possessed woman from New Orleans' Ninth Ward, to grab her Hi8 camcorder… 2008-08-22 Unrated PT96M Documentary Zeitgeist Films
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Trouble the Water (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Trouble the Water | FLOOD OF EMOTION Trouble the Water , a camcorder-shot chronicle of New Orleans after Katrina, is essential, unique viewing
FLOOD OF EMOTION Trouble the Water, a camcorder-shot chronicle of New Orleans after Katrina, is essential, unique viewing
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Details Limited Release: Aug 22, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

What divine inspiration moved Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist and toweringly self-possessed woman from New Orleans' Ninth Ward, to grab her Hi8 camcorder and document the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina as it smashed up her neighborhood? And what grace brought Roberts to the attention of Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, filmmakers who, like so many others, went to Louisiana after the levees broke? Whatever the cosmic luck, the result, Trouble the Water, is essential, unique viewing: a stunning experience of the hurricane and its aftermath, rooted in immediate personal response and emotions that encapsulate the full national catastrophe. A

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Originally posted Aug 27, 2008 Published in issue #1009 Sep 05, 2008 Order article reprints