Trouble the Water
Time Out says
Covering a period of a year starting from the weekend before the hurricane, this important film comprises the camcorder footage and the brave, articulate and moving recorded meditations of aspirant rap musician Kimberly Roberts, her ex-drug-dealer husband Scott and various family and neighbours. Given the circumstances, one can forgive the shaky framing, though never the total lack of aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, city, state and national authorities and services.
Much more than a mere eyewitness account of the realities of the inundation, Deal and Lessin’s sober document captures the full force of the emotional tsunami that has swept through a community more devastated by the inherent racism of their governers than the waters that swept away 1,800 lives.