I understand that come the end of the work day, most of us are ready to head home. But, Monday there’s a good reason to stick around:
As the world watched in horror, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Like many who watched the unfolding drama on television news, director Spike Lee was shocked not only by the scale of the disaster, but by the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery effort. Lee was moved to document this modern American tragedy, a morality play witnessed by people all around the world. The result is WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS. The film is structured in four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina’s catastrophic passage through New Orleans.
The film is being shown as part of the Diversity Week 2007. Parts 1 & 2 play Monday in the Levin Hall Dining room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; parts 3 & 4 play Thursday at the same time and place. The film is supposed to be pretty powerful and explores some thorny issues. It’ll also remind us that nature’s fury can be pretty harsh.