Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A Requiem in 4 ACTS

I mentioned this documentary a few days ago
. If you didn't see it last night, YOU MISSED a GREAT beginning to the story of Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the people of the Gulf Coast. I actually made time last night to sit down in front of the boob tube at 9pm and watch the first two acts (there are 4) of this documentary.

Honestly, I was expecting to see Spike Lee's face within the first ten minutes. I don't know why, I just did. Instead I saw what appeared to be a pretty objective view of what happened prior to Katrina hitting; what happened while Katrina was hitting; and what happened the few days after Katrina had done so much devastating damage. And this was just the first two acts. I am not sure if I am going to watch acts 3 & 4, but I encourage everybody to watch acts 1 & 2 either Tuesday the 29th or on HBO On Demand.

You can catch all 4 acts on Tuesday, August 29th at 9pm on HBO. The total running time is 4 hours so it's something you have to be prepared to watch, especially if you are prone to getting emotional. I can't front, I definitely shed a tear last night (shoosh, don't tell nobody) while watching the documentary.

After watching the show I have a developed some new opinions on how things were handled, what really went down with the levees, and what *may* ultimately take place in New Orleans. Thank you Spike for helping educate me and open my eyes to the enormity of the tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina and her aftermath.

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