Screening: "Land Of Opportunity" At True Orleans Film Festival

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In advance of the 10th anniversary of Katrina, join us Sunday, August 16 for a screening of the film at the True Orleans Film Festival.

How do cities (re)build their communities after devastation? Examining this question in post-Katrina New Orleans, Land of Opportunity (2011) traces the oftentimes contentious process of redevelopment. This nuanced documentary investigates the work being done by diverse groups within our city: from displaced residents wanting to return home, to community organizers fighting for their neighborhoods, to urban planners bringing forth new visions, to immigrant workers seeking new opportunities. Filmmaker Luisa Dantas delicately balances the many voices of the community and their visions of rebuilding, allowing us to see into a past that isn’t as far removed as some may think.

The True Orleans Film Festival showcases powerful nonfiction storytelling through local and national documentary films, radio, podcasts, and other forms of cultural storytelling. In an atmosphere of collaboration, the festival explores artistry, ethics, and emerging technology in compelling visual and audio stories.

Screens Sunday, August 16 at 12:00pm, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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