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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts: Season 1: Episode 5 -- A never-before-seen chapter in Spike Lee's HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
13 December 2006 (Finland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
An American Tragedy
Plot:
An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
powerful, angering and a must see See more (69 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 95 of 104)
Darleen Asevedo ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Jay Asevedo ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Shelton Shakespear Alexander ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Lee Arnold ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Gralen Bryant Banks ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
John Barry ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Robert Bea ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Harry Belafonte ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Wilhelmina Blanchard ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)

Terence Blanchard ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Kathleen Blanco ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)

Douglas Brinkley ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Joseph Bruno ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Karen Carter ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Louis Cataldie ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Judith Morgan ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Cheryl Livaudais ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Will Chittenden ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Eddie Compass ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Harry Cook ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Dean ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Petri Laurimaa ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Emil Dumesnil ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Eric Dyson ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Felton Earls ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Paris Ervin ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Sylvester Francis ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Herbert Freeman Jr. ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Dale Girard ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Louella P. Givens ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Anita Gupta ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Glenn Hall ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Josephine Butler ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Donald Harrison ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Darnell Herrington ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Corey Hebert ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Damon Hewitt ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Freddie Hicks ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Justin Hite ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Fred Johnson ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Katz ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Knight ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Mitch Landrieu ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Phyllis Montana LeBlanc ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Trymaine Lee ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Brendan Loy ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Calvin Mackie ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Ben Marble ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Wynton Marsalis ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Kevin A. Martin ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Hassan Mashriqui ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Audrey Mason ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Betty McHale ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Charles McHale ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
David Meeks ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Joseph Melancon ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Gina Montana ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Henry Morgan ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Marc H. Morial ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Cynthia Hedge-Morrell ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Arthur Morrell ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Joycelynn Moses ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Anthony Dunn ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Ray Nagin ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Linda Novak ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)

Soledad O'Brien ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)

Sean Penn ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Bennie Pete ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Wendell Pierce ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Kimberly Polk ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
James Pullings Jr. ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Garland Robinette ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Robert Rocque ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Junior Rodriguez ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Daina Saulny ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Michael Scott Schlacter ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Jeffrey David Schultz ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Jay Scully ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Mike Seelig ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Lewis Setliff III ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)

Al Sharpton ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Brian Thevenot ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Charley Varley ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Ivor Van Heerden ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Elder William Walker Jr. ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Rhonda Washington ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)

Kanye West ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Roy Williams ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Lois Armstrong ... Herself - CNN anchor (2 episodes, 2006)
Chirrie Harris ... Herself - Interviwee (2 episodes, 2006)
Tanya Harris ... Herself - Interviwee (2 episodes, 2006)
Florence Jackson ... Herself (2 episodes, 2006)
Shawn Kael ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
Douglas Kiesling ... Himself - Weather Paparazzi & Major Katrina Stock Footage Source (2 episodes, 2006)

Spike Lee ... Himself (2 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Spike Lee (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Produced by
Michele LeBlanc .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2006)
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 (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Cliff Charles (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Geeta Gandbhir (4 episodes, 2006)
Nancy Novack (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Hélio Bodini .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Bob Chefalas .... re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2006)
Stuart Deutsch .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Charles R. Hunt .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Ken Ishii .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Douglas Murray .... re-recording mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Fred Rosenberg .... supervising sound editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Bo Walker .... production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2006)
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Lawrence Loewinger .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Visual Effects by
J. John Corbett .... visual effects (2 episodes, 2006)
Benjamin Murray .... digital effects artist (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pyare Fortunato .... camera operator / first assistant camera (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ethan Borsuk .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Brian Paul Carlson .... key grip (2 episodes, 2006)
Lamont Crawford .... key grip: New York (2 episodes, 2006)
Nicholas Hahn .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Penelope Helmer .... camera loader (2 episodes, 2006)
David Lee .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2006)
Tommy Maddox-Upshaw .... camera operator / gaffer (2 episodes, 2006)
Natalia Quintana .... camera loader: day player (2 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan E. Robinson .... film loader (2 episodes, 2006)
Ricardo Sarmiento .... camera operator: second unit (2 episodes, 2006)
Pierson Silver .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Waris Supanpong .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Jeff Taylor .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: day player (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dan Liu .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Samuel D. Pollard .... supervising editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Oh .... post-production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Location Management
Batou Chandler .... location manager (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Music Department
Marvin R. Morris .... music editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Derrick Hodge .... musician (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Other crew
Bryan W. Carpenter .... executive protection: Global Tactical Services (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tamara Martial-Dolcy .... assistant: research (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Michele LeBlanc .... legal and tax credit counsel / tax credit counsel (4 episodes, 2006)
Judy Aley .... research and clearance (2 episodes, 2006)
Les Arceneaux .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Nathan A. Aronson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
John Baker .... assistant: producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Patrick Barnes .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Mike Brown .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Eleanor Burke .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Robin Chambless .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2006)
Mahalia Cohen .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Lowell Freedman .... set production assistant: New York (2 episodes, 2006)
Edward Holub .... additional footage (2 episodes, 2006)
Marquette Jones .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Eli Akira Kaufman .... intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Cinqué Lee .... video archivist (2 episodes, 2006)
Tara Linn .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
A. Sayeeda Moreno .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Lucy Mulloy .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Jessica C. Nolfo .... researcher (2 episodes, 2006)
Eden Marie Picazo .... archival intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Dee Rees .... intern (2 episodes, 2006)
Carmen L. Scott .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Safiya Songhai .... production intern (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Thanks
James L. Bills .... acknowledgment: additional footage provided by (2 episodes, 2006)
Burton Chatelain Jr. .... acknowledgment: footage courtesy of (2 episodes, 2006)
 

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Also Known As:
"When the Levees Broke" - USA (short title)
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255 min (2 parts)
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37 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
powerful, angering and a must see, 22 August 2006
Author: dave1606 from United States

Spike Lee's film When the Levees Broke: A Requim in Four acts is a haunting look at New Orleans during and after the devastation of Katrina. But this documentary is quick to point out that the disaster was not really from nature at all, it came directly from our own government, from the army core of engineers' poor construction of the Levees to the complete breakdown of the federal government and FEMA's lack buster response. This is not easy to watch as you see just how people's lives were devastated. It is angering, saddening, and also hopeful that New Orleans will be rebuilt and that there is progress made. I liked how it does not point blame in one direction. Everyone is at fault here though some more than others. Seeing the picture of Dick Chenney fly fishing days after the disaster and Condaliza Rice buying shoes in NYC were certainly angering but also watching the governor of Lousiana refuse help from our president are standouts. However the real star of this documentary are the people of New Orleans. They talk freely and angrily about the pain that they have gone through and show that the storm didn't end last August, its still going on there to this day. It is unbelievable to watch as these people wait 4 months and longer for FEMA trailers, and when they get them to find that there is no electricity. When asked what she could do to get electricity one woman suggests a blow-job. It just shows the complete lack of support our government gave to this state and to this city. This film will move you to tears many times and is hard to take but it is necessary to watch . It features a superb score by Terrance Blanchard whose own family was devastated by Katrina as shown on film. An excellent documentary.

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