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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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Charles Filhiol Charles Filhiol ... Charles the Prophet (as Charles Fihoil)
Linda Pearl Scott Linda Pearl Scott
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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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19 February 2011 | by irish23See all my reviews

While this documentary meets the minimum requirements for technical prowess, the film itself is difficult to watch. I couldn't finish it -- made it through about the first hour.

The action starts with Ms Pearl opening up her backyard to victims of Katrina. This generous and positive beginning quickly devolves into sordid episodes of alcoholism and abuse. The cruelty and degradation shown on-screen is understandable given the situation, but it was very difficult to watch. I couldn't help but feel I was intruding on very personal life stories.

Were the documentarians exploiting people's suffering in the name of journalism? I tend to lean that way. Of course, they couldn't know how it would turn out, but I think there comes a time when human decency calls for the camera to be shut off and the crew to go home.


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