The most successful and possibly the most accessible film on this list follows Kimberly Rivers Roberts, aka Black Kold Madina, in her attempts to navigate both Katrina and its aftermath. Blessed with firsthand footage captured by Roberts in the days preceding and during the hurricane, the film documents the daily heroism of survivors and then the long process of economic and emotional recovery that threatens to do what the storm itself could not: dampen their indomitable spirits. Directed and photographed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, the film wisely avoids such blatant polemics. No satire could be more persuasive. Reality is argument enough.
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