Wade in the Water, Children (2007)
"Wade in the Water" (original title)

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Through a passionate mixture of private videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures, the children of New Orleans' notoriously violent Central City neighborhood have created a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Wilie Batiste
Avis Brock
Jonathon Brookin
Alfred Cobbins
Barbara Cook
Jessica Duhon
Brenton Edwards
Douglas Evans
Rose Gilliam
Tawanee Green
Anitra Howard
Troy Johnson
Mitch Landrieu
Nathaniel Lang
Derion Mathis


Through a passionate mixture of private videos, uncensored interviews and school-day adventures, the children of New Orleans' notoriously violent Central City neighborhood have created a riveting portrait of childhood at the heart of an ongoing American crisis. No one set out to make a film: six months after Katrina, filmmakers Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum moved to New Orleans with a free art program, devised to help students creatively express their thoughts in response to the chaos of the storm. Their documentary-filmmaking class at Singleton Charter School at the local YMCA invited students to take video cameras home, and tell their stories on their own terms. The results quickly transcended the classroom. 300 hours of deeply personal video-tape later, "Wade in the Water, Children" took shape. Through their own remarkably honest and unusual footage, we enter the students shuttered housing projects, fractured families, flooded homes and darkened streets. We discover a New ... Written by www.wadeinthewaterdoc.com

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