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Trouble the Water -- An aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, armed with a video camera, show what survival is all about when they are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, and seize a chance for a new beginning.
Trouble the Water -- 'Trouble the Water' tells the story of an aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning.

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5 December 2008 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning. | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

 
Michael Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage)

Julie Chen ... Herself - Reporter (archive footage)
Ray Nagin ... Himself (archive footage)
Brian Nobles ... Himself
Wink Rivers ... Himself
Kimberly Rivers Roberts ... Herself

Scott Roberts ... Himself
Larry Sims ... Himself - Resident
Shepard Smith ... Himself (voice) (archive sound)

Harry Smith ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Carl Deal 
Tia Lessin 
 
Produced by
David Alcaro .... executive producer
Amir Bar-Lev .... co-producer
Joslyn Barnes .... executive producer
Lisa Cohen .... imaging producer
Carl Deal .... producer
Jannat Gargi .... imaging producer
Danny Glover .... executive producer
Tia Lessin .... producer
Harold Moss .... consulting producer
Todd Olson .... executive producer
Todd Woody Richman .... co-producer
Maya Sanbar .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Neil Davidge 
Robert del Naja 
 
Cinematography by
PJ Raval 
Kimberly Rivers Roberts 
 
Film Editing by
Todd Woody Richman 
 
Sound Department
Chris Keyland .... sound recordist
Andy Kris .... sound re-recording mixer
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Glenfield Payne .... supervising sound editor
Carlos Valladares .... additional sound recordist
Eric Vierhaus .... sound consultant
Damian Volpe .... sound editor
Paul Yurt .... sound mix engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Deal .... additional camera
Nadia Hallgren .... photographer: second unit
George Ingmire .... additional camera
Francis James .... additional camera
Mikey Reyes .... assistant camera
Wes Turner .... camera assistant
 
Editorial Department
Ron Brower .... colorist
Marc Brown .... film output: digital intermediate
Jamal El-Amin .... assistant editor
Craig Gordon .... on-line editor
Luis Ortiz Guillen .... assistant editor
Mary Lampson .... additional editor
Bill Scott .... senior color timer
Teresa Torchiano .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Barry Cole .... music supervisor
Chris Robertson .... music clearance
 
Other crew
James L. Bills .... footage provider
Marc Brown .... digital services
Victoria S. Cook .... production coordinator
Gabriella Anais Deal-Marquez .... production intern
Heather Duthie .... production intern
Derek Fludzinski .... production assistant
Alex Footman .... production intern
Ranko Gak .... high definition conversions
Shawn Hoagland .... titles
Britain Hopkins .... production intern
Alex Knust .... production intern
Lauren Kritzer .... production assistant
David Magdael .... publicist
Orlando Martinez .... production assistant
Sarisa Middleton .... accountant
Julia Morgan .... production associate
Sarah Nolan .... production assistant
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Brian Papish .... post production assistant
Adam J. Segal .... publicist
Steve Sikora .... titles
Anne Stulz .... publicist
Logan Susnick .... high definition conversions
Teresa Torchard .... office coordinator
 
Thanks
Roger Kass .... thanks
 

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90 min | USA:93 min
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Hurricane WatersSee more »

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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
First world, third world, 5 March 2009
Author: paul2001sw-1 (paul2001sw@yahoo.co.uk) from Saffron Walden, UK

The story of the U.S. government's response to hurricane Katrina remains shocking at many levels: the poor quality of the flood defences, the complete inadequacy of plans for evacuation, recovery and regeneration; and above all else, the overwhelming sense that at heart, no-one cared because most of those affected were poor and black. The ground has been covered extensively by Spike Lee in his magisterial film 'When the Levees Broke'; 'Trouble the Water' is a more personal account, a video diary shot by a resident during and after the storm. But it still contains plenty of gruesome insights: the failure to evacuate the hospitals and prisons, and the protection of higher ground from homeless citizens by the armed forces of the U.S. navy, are the most terrible details. The film also depicts the huge burden of trying to rebuild a life that has been completely swept away. As a piece of pure cinema, it's limited; but it's a story that needs to be told and re-told until something is eventually done. Nothing we see gives us confidence that next time, it really will be different, and the citizens of New Orleans will get the first-world treatment that America could surely afford to give them, if only it cared.

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