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If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise 

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In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees... See full summary »




Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Calvin Mackie Calvin Mackie ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Mitch Landrieu ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Jacques Morial Jacques Morial ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Fred Johnson Fred Johnson ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Tanya Harris Tanya Harris ...  Self - Community Organizer 2 episodes, 2010
Ray Nagin Ray Nagin ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Tracie L. Washington Tracie L. Washington ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Garland Robinette Garland Robinette ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Kathleen Blanco Kathleen Blanco ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Douglas Brinkley ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
M. Endesha Juakali M. Endesha Juakali ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Phyllis Montana LeBlanc ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Ned Sublette Ned Sublette ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Robert Tannen Robert Tannen ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Karen Carter Karen Carter ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Ben Marble Ben Marble ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Mary Howell Mary Howell ...  Self - Attorney 2 episodes, 2010
Anderson Cooper ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Brad Pitt ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Russel Honore Russel Honore ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Joseph Bruno Joseph Bruno ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2010
Gralen Bryant Banks ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Shelton Shakespear Alexander Shelton Shakespear Alexander ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Ivor Van Heerden Ivor Van Heerden ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Mary Landrieu Mary Landrieu ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Joseph Cao Joseph Cao ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Sandra Stokes Sandra Stokes ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2010


In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees Broke. Five years later, Lee returns to New Orleans, to see how the ambitious plans to reinvent the Crescent City were playing out. He finds a patchwork of hope and heartache just as a new disaster unfolds. The four-hour documentary is a continuation of the heart-rending story of destruction and rebirth of America's most unique city. Written by HBO Publicity

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not as good as the first "reqium" but not bad
14 August 2011 | by rdukeesqSee all my reviews

So I watched Spike Lee's documentary "if god is willin' and the creek don't rise". It is his follow up to the documentary he did a year after Katrina called? So was it good, well it is four hours long, at times a little racist, at times a little confusing, but in general is a good look at a city that has struggled for years with corruption and poverty, before Katrina, after Katrina, and will keep struggling for years to come. It was good not great and I think has broad appeal, with the exception of maybe "Sarah Palin" types. I wouldn't say skip this but, I also don't think it is necessarily a must watch, it covers a lot of ground that I have seen short news stories on the same subject cover in far less time. I am not sure really what Spike Lee added to the debate. However, maybe several years from now, individuals wanting to learn about how America failed one of own cities in the midst of a natural disaster, and also see how corporate greed can be dangerous on a grand scale, should watch BOTH his movies on this subject to gain some insight and perspective ("When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" was really awesome). if you like concise reviews of interesting films please read my other reviews at http://raouldukeatthemovies.blogspot.com/

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23 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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