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bigcitygal
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posted 22 August 2006 09:45 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Tonight, Spike Lee's new documentary about Hurricane Katrina will air on HBO. "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," will be shown in two parts – Acts 1 & 2 tonight (8/21) at 9pm (ET/PT), followed by Acts 3 & 4 tomorrow (8/22) at the same time. The film will be shown again in its entirety on Aug. 29 (8pm-midnight) to mark the one-year anniversary of Katrina's landfall.

"When the Levees Broke" resonated deeply with an audience of 8,000 Katrina survivors when it premiered last Wednesday in New Orleans. We'll be watching it tonight, and we want encourage you to watch with it your friends and family.

Spike Lee has said that one of his goals in releasing the movie is to make sure people don't forget about what happened almost a year ago when the storm hit, or about the continued struggle that survivors face. The film focuses, in part, on the government's failed response to Katrina, and it's clear that that's part of what Spike Lee doesn't want us to forget about.

ColorofChange.org started in the wake of Katrina because it wasn't only the government that forgot about our brothers and sisters in New Orleans -- many of us did too. Let's not do it again. This film is a healthy reminder of the work we started and why it must continue.

For more information on the film click
here

Thank You and Peace,
James, Van, Gabriel, Clarissa, and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team


CBC story and info here

The CBC link says that it will air on The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada, but it didn't say when. If anyone else has other info, please post. I don't get any of those fancy channels so I'll have to rent it when it comes out on DVD.


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Catchfire
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posted 22 August 2006 09:52 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Man, everytime I think about Katrina, I get furious. It's a microcosm of everything that is wrong with the current political climate of the United States: the inherent violent racism, the neglect of the poor, the fallacy of their security daydream, the utter and total incompetence of the administration, and the misplacement of their armed forces.

All this, and it resulted in the complete destruction of one of the few cultural jewels left in the U.S.A.

Disgraceful, infuriating and tragic. Utterly, utterly tragic.


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bigcitygal
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posted 22 August 2006 09:59 AM      Profile for bigcitygal     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yes, completely disgraceful. If you want to read a insightful piece, check out the latest issue of Colorlines (it's sold at "Presse Internationale" magazine stands).

Eye of the Storm: Looking for Common Ground by David Bacon


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Américain Égalitaire
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posted 22 August 2006 06:58 PM      Profile for Américain Égalitaire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
From the Jesus' General website.

I hope we see more of these reminders. Americans have such short memories.


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dw
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posted 28 August 2006 07:34 PM      Profile for dw     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
According to this press release, it played on TMN on Aug 21 and 22:
http://www.corusent.com/corporate/press_room/pressReleaseDetail.asp?id=1108

I missed it but the good news is that it's playing again on Sep 5 and several other times in September:
http://www.themovienetwork.ca/details/?45330


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