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Kamp Katrina (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | Video March 2007
A woman converts her backyard into a tent city in which 10 displaced people live for 6 months. She provides construction jobs and basic resources to help rebuild the city. The situation ... See full summary »
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A woman converts her backyard into a tent city in which 10 displaced people live for 6 months. She provides construction jobs and basic resources to help rebuild the city. The situation gradually goes violently awry and she is confronted with an array of abuses amidst a broken city. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Life can be tremendously hard
18 March 2012 | by midmarkwestSee all my reviews

This is a film about struggle. It's a tale about generosity attempting to scale a mountain of adversity. Yes, sometimes it's difficult to see the reality of tragedy. But life cannot always be a complete story arc, with a tidy beginning, middle and end. There is not always a compelling denouement with uplifting music to tell you as the credits roll that all is right in the world.

This film is an incredible example of fly on the wall, cinema vérité storytelling. The filmmakers are seemingly there for every moment of the saga, from the absolute genesis of Kamp Katrina to its final throes. It's an intimate film that doesn't attempt to stray beyond its subject to a larger commentary on the untold political failures surrounding Katrina. It stays on point and invests every ounce of its energy on detailing protagonist Ms. Pearl's attempt to save some of her fellow citizens from abject poverty and homelessness.

With Kamp Katrina, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin have created a film more real and honest than one would expect from a very personal story set in the bowels of tragedy. If you really want a taste of how difficult life was in post-Katrina New Orleans, you're going to find no better telling.


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