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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 & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A powerful and emotional documentation on this nation's worst disaster See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Darleen Asevedo ... Herself (unknown episodes)
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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 (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Film Editing by
Geeta Gandbhir (4 episodes, 2006)
Nancy Novack (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Hélio Bodini .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
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)
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 (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
Samuel D. Pollard .... supervising editor (4 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Oh .... post-production intern (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)
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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Also Known As:
"When the Levees Broke" - USA (short title)
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255 min (2 parts)
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21 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A powerful and emotional documentation on this nation's worst disaster, 21 August 2006
Author: Jon Marin from United States

Spike Lee has made his most powerful work yet with "When The Levees Broke". It has only been one night and two hours, but this documentary has moved me in such a way. I lived to see this on television but nothing quite put me in the middle of this disaster than this documentary. In depth interviews with the mayor, governor and citizens of New Orleans and the Ninth Ward was so stripped down and raw, I couldn't do anything but weep. This is really the first motion picture or anything of that like to make me cry. I felt like I was there and experienced it. One thing that I applaud Spike for was keeping it real. Nothing was censored, which comes to no surprise because it's on HBO, but vivid portrayals of the environment such as dead bodies or backed up sewage, were shown and even when it wasn't you felt like you could see or smell it. The frustration of the people of New Orleans pierces your heart and you could do nothing but feel for them. In two hours, "When The Leeves Broke" taught me things and gave a lot of insight on the Hurricane Katrina fiasco. I eagerly await the final two hours.

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