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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:
powerful, angering and a must see 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 (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)
A. Sayeeda Clarke .... production intern (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)
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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Runtime:
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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