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Wellington Indymedia film show 27/28 February

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The Wellington Indymedia collective and the New Zealand Film Archive present:

BIG EASY TO BIG EMPTY
The Untold Story of the Drowning of New Orleans

and

NEW ORLEANS: MAN-MADE DISASTER

at The New Zealand Film Archive
corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets, Wellington

Friday 27 February and Saturday 28 February 2009
Starting time: 7 pm
Entry: $8/$6 waged/unwaged

FURTHER INFO:

Big Easy to Big Empty
Palast Productions 2006
Running time: 30 minutes

August 29th 2006 marked the one-year anniversary of the devastation in New Orleans caused by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This Special Greg Palast Report brings you exclusive footage and the stories you won’t hear on the other networks — the hidden political agendas and the suppressed eyewitness reports.

In this half-hour film, Greg Palast and his team travel to New Orleans to investigate what has happened since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. On his visit, he discovers that the population of New Orleans is miniscule, the reconstruction sparse, suicide rates are climbing, and many have not, nor know how to, return to the city that care forgot. He examines why residents had to leave, what really caused the flood and why they aren’t returning.

“If the mass media were doing the type of investigative reporting that you can see and hear in Greg Palast’s 'Big Easy to Big Empty' the residents of New Orleans would be getting the help they need. Palast’s reporting reveals the utter disregard for the people of this city and the criminal lack of common sense or human decency in addressing the aftermath of Katrina. Please watch this DVD and share it with your friends, your family, your place of worship- with everyone!”

New Orleans: Man-Made Disaster
in Dispatches 03, Big Noise Films
running time: 28 minutes

Katrina was called the worst natural disaster in America in 100 years. . . but the hundreds who died here were not killed by the storm - they were left for days to drown as flood waters rose around them.

And today, the storm isn't what's keeping most of the city's former residents from returning home. A richer, whiter New Orleans is being built in which the city's poor and black majority have no place. While the city moves ahead with its plans to destroy public housing, scattered former residents fight a desperate battle for their right to return home. The outcome will have far reaching consequences. New Orleans is the front line of a national struggle to save public housing and to end the privatisation of government services. New Orleans is the model that, if successful, will be reproduced across the country.

Related

http://www.gregpalast.com/

http://www.bignoisefilms.org/videowire/38-latest/80-new-orleans-man-made-disaster

Comments

Metrosexual SNAGs

oh great - another thing to blame bush about... oh wait a minute = is he still in power? oh no! it's actually a black man and we can't say anything bad about him can we? stupid fuck'n politically correct metrosexual SNAGs.

Re: Wellington Indymedia film show 27/28 February

considering New Plymouth, all the relabeled "scrub dessicant" and dioxin levels 30 times higher than USA allows,,, shouldn't you be looking at you own disaster? or have ya got some agent orange in your eyes?

Re: Wellington Indymedia film show 27/28 February

Can you post an email contact please?

Thanks :)