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13 December 2006 (Finland) See more »
An American Tragedy
An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina. Full summary »
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 104)
Darleen Asevedo ... Herself (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Spike Lee (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Produced by
Jacqueline Glover .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Spike Lee .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Samuel D. Pollard .... producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Butch Robinson .... line producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Original Music by
Terence Blanchard (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Cliff Charles (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Barry Alexander Brown (1 episode, 2007)

Geeta Gandbhir (unknown episodes)
Nancy Novack (unknown episodes)
Samuel D. Pollard (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Hélio Bodini .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Lawrence Loewinger .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2006)

Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Stuart Deutsch .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Haupt .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Ruby C. Haupt .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Charles R. Hunt .... sound (unknown episodes)
Ken Ishii .... sound (unknown episodes)
Bret Johnson .... re-recording assistant (unknown episodes)
Katherine Gordon Miller .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Douglas Murray .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Fred Rosenberg .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Christopher Tiffany .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Bo Walker .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
J. John Corbett .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Benjamin Murray .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Lee .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2006)

Ethan Borsuk .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Brian Paul Carlson .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Lamont Crawford .... key grip: New York (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Hahn .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Penelope Helmer .... camera loader (unknown episodes)
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw .... camera operator / gaffer (unknown episodes)
Natalia Quintana .... camera loader: day player (unknown episodes)
Jonathan E. Robinson .... film loader (unknown episodes)
Ricardo Sarmiento .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Pierson Silver .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Waris Supanpong .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: day player (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Daniel Oh .... post-production intern (2 episodes, 2006)

Craig Gordon .... on-line editor (unknown episodes, 2006)
Arielle Amsalem .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Ryan Denmark .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Dasaw Floyd .... associate editor (unknown episodes)
Chris Gennarelli .... dailies colorist (unknown episodes)
Dan Liu .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Samuel D. Pollard .... supervising editor (unknown episodes)
Zachary Stuart-Pontier .... additional assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Randy Wilkins .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Derrick Hodge .... musician (2 episodes, 2006)

Marvin R. Morris .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Bryan W. Carpenter .... executive protection: Global Tactical Services (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Mahalia Cohen .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Eden Marie Picazo .... archival intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Carmen L. Scott .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)

John Baker .... assistant: producer (unknown episodes, 2006)
Judy Aley .... research and clearance (unknown episodes)
Les Arceneaux .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Nathan A. Aronson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Patrick Barnes .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mike Brown .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Eleanor Burke .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Robin Chambless .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Batou Chandler .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Lowell Freedman .... set production assistant: New York (unknown episodes)
Edward Holub .... additional footage (unknown episodes)
Marquette Jones .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Eli Akira Kaufman .... intern (unknown episodes)
Cinqué Lee .... video archivist (unknown episodes)
Tara Linn .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
A. Sayeeda Moreno .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Lucy Mulloy .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Jessica C. Nolfo .... researcher (unknown episodes)
Dee Rees .... intern (unknown episodes)
Safiya Songhai .... production intern (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
James L. Bills .... acknowledgment: additional footage provided by (unknown episodes)
Burton Chatelain Jr. .... acknowledgment: footage courtesy of (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"When the Levees Broke" - USA (short title)
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255 min (2 parts)
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32 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Every American should see this documentary, 23 August 2006
Author: Charles Pedersen from United States

Every American should see this documentary. Spike Lee has done an award winning film on the Katrina disaster. When America realizes that:the disaster was caused by the admitted poor construction of the Levees by the Army Corps of Engineers and the impact on the wetlands caused by the dredging of the outlet of the Mississippi river; and that 30 % of Americas oil and gas production comes off the Lousinana coastline, even though it is technically too far from the coast to generate direct revenue to the state of Louisiana; this disaster has Federal accountability. Whether or not the insurance companies have blame for calling the damage a result of flood, instead of the flood caused by the Hurricane (duh!), whatever is the cost of rebuilding the city should be born by the American taxpayer, or the appropriate budget reallocation. Spike Lee's documentary shows that both in human and logical terms, it's time for the American public to insist that our sister states that were damaged by Katrina be restored ASAP and both the levees and the oil/gas production be secured to a level appropriate with the risk. Thank god for the free press of our great nation.

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