HBO When the Levees Broke, A Requiem in Four Acts SeriesOne year after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, director Spike Lee presents a four-hour, four-part chronicle recounting, through words and images, one of our country’s most profound natural disasters. In addition to revisiting the hours leading up to the arrival of Katrina, a Category 5 hurricane before it hit the coast of Louisiana, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts tells the personal stories of those who lived to tell about it, at the same time exploring the underbelly of a nation where the divide along race and class lines has never been more pronounced. An HBO Production.
In the Shadow of Katrina (11:14)Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, and Louisiana’s troubled housing recovery has shaped the response to every major disaster since, including Hurricane Sandy.
The News Hour: New Orleans Cleanup (10:07)Controversy surrounded the Environmental Protection Agency as it faced the largest cleanup in its history following Hurricane Katrina. Tons of debris, waste, and toxins contaminated New Orleans and put returning residents at risk.