Land Of Opportunity
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LAND OF OPPORTUNITY dives deep into the tumultuous reconstruction of New Orleans. Through the eyes of urban planners, community organizers, displaced youth, immigrant workers, and public housing residents, this vérité-style documentary reveals how the story of this city is the story of urban America: how democratic processes can fail us, how economic crisis can pull the rug out from under us, and how (im)migration can prove to be a complicated bargain. This is a ground-level view of a situation that has been widely discussed but rarely seen with such texture and complexity.
In August 2005 the fifth deadliest hurricane in the United States overwhelmed the Atlantic coast. It was also the costliest killing over 1800 people and reportedly causing more than 100 billion dollars in damages. The failure of the federal levies to prevent the massive flooding is only part of the story of Hurricane Katrina. One of the many other narratives can be found Post-Hurricane, in the efforts to rebuild the region where a conflation of politics and socio-economics run supreme. Building is about land, land is about real estate, real estate is about property ownership, property ownership is about wealth, and that wealth must be protected. New Orleans is now about opportunity, a land of opportunity.
Programmer: Allison Wilson-Forbes
Sat, April 14th, 2012
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas