Danny Glover, co-founder of Louverture Films, the company producing Trouble the Water, reminds us that every survivor of Hurricane Katrina has the right to return home.
NEW ORLEANS,LA (RUSHPRNEWS) 08/30/08--Three years ago today, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated. In New Orleans, the vast majority of residents lived in areas damaged by the storm. Trouble the Water is coming to a theater near you! Based on footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring New Orleans rapper, the film depicts the experience of 9th Ward residents trapped in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Trouble the Water won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
Every survivor of the hurricane has a human right to return home. But tens of thousands remain displaced, many living in inadequate temporary shelter or even homeless. After three years, the people of the Gulf Coast still face a human rights crisis.
Many survivors can’t return, due to the lack of affordable housing in the Gulf Coast. Ongoing demolitions of public housing developments in New Orleans have made the situation even worse.
It’s up to the federal government to meet its responsibility to guarantee the right to return for everyone displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Join me in calling on Congress to uphold human rights on the Gulf Coast.
It’s crucial that survivors’ voices be heard. That’s why I’m proud to have executive produced the new film Trouble the Water. Based on footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Roberts and her husband Scott, the movie shows the experience of 9th Ward residents trapped in New Orleans after the levees broke and their journey in the aftermath of the disaster. See Trouble the Water in a theater near you.
Tell Congress to uphold human rights on the Gulf Coast.
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Trouble the Water, directed and produced by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. “An endlessly moving, artlessly magnificent tribute to people the government didn’t think worth saving.” – Time Magazine
Hurricane Katrina survivors have already lost too much. Help ensure that after three long years, they can finally return home.