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When the Levees Broke
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Spike Lee


With a runtime of over four hours, this HBO-produced Spike Lee documentary is the definitive word on Hurricane Katrina. Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, causing the levees that had previously kept the city from flooding to burst, which led to death, destruction, and homelessness on an alarming scale. Lee carefully plots the buildup to the hurricane, using many of the key figures in the city--such as mayor Ray Nagin and local radio show hosts--to outline the warnings given to residents.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 256 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2006

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

3-Disc Set

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Widescreen - 1.78

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Director

Spike Lee

Producer

Spike Lee

Producer

Sam Pollard

Director of Photography

Cliff Charles

Editor

Sam Pollard

Editor

Nancy Novack

Editor

Geta Gandbhir

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Press

"The film is fueled by rage over inadequate federal response, but what you'll remember is the valor and humor of the people of New Orleans, determined to rebuild..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE may be the most evocative, deftly told, and important four hours to his credit." -- Grade: A

- Alynda Wheat, Entertainment Weekly

 

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