When the Levee Broke


For anyone not yet suffering from Katrina fatigue and still interested in trying to comprehend the disaster, here’s a film for the queue. I’d intended to post this on Saturday, amid the flood of tenth-anniversary media coverage, but perhaps it’s better as a coda in the wake of it.

There is still an incredible amount of misinformation about and exploitation of this American tragedy. As an antidote, here’s Mike Miley’s review of Low and Behold, “aesthetically stunning…(and) one of those rare commercial films about a large-scale tragedy that manages to express something true and meaningful without coming off as pandering or exploitative…the best film about Hurricane Katrina that most people have never seen.”


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