Moviefone heralds a Snag Films mini-fest including disinformation‘s Greg Palast film Big Easy To Big Empty: The Untold Story Of The Drowning Of New Orleans:
With the release of Spike Lee’s ‘If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise,’ the follow-up to 2006’s essential ‘When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts,’ the city of New Orleans is revisited five years after Hurricane Katrina to examine the progress and stagnancy of rejuvenating a still-ailing city.
Yet on the fifth anniversary of one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history, Lee’s film is one of a number of documentaries to spotlight various facets of the disaster. Our friends at SnagFilms present five movies on Katrina, each looking at a different aspect of the tragedy. As we remember a government that failed and a city destroyed, these films stand as a vital testament to the city’s character, culture and resilience.
‘Big Easy To Big Empty: The Untold Story Of The Drowning Of New Orleans’ – Investigative journalist Greg Palast has long been a vital and incendiary writer, exposing discrepancies and cover-ups in everything from Mexico’s 2006 presidential electon to the Exxon Valdez spill. Here, he brings you exclusive footage on the hidden political agendas and the suppressed eyewitness reports involved in the disaster…
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