Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is in the midst of a renaissance—it’s one of the hippest places to live in the country. The city’s current coolness is the result of a long, courageous struggle to rebuild after the storm.
A couple months ago, some friends and I were at Markey’s Bar in the Bywater. There was a lull in our conversation, and we overheard a peppy lady at a nearby table say, “I’m from the seventh ward!”
Hearing this, a friend of mine, who was born and raised in New Orleans, clenched his jaw and looked over his shoulder at the unapologetic hipster. He turned back to us with eyes of dull rage. “She has no idea what it means to be from the seventh ward.”
In their uniquely Dionysian stoicism, most New Orleanians who weathered the storm prefer not to talk about it. Their outlook is powerfully forward-looking.
But for all of us who are new to the city and hope to call it home, I think it’s our duty to try our best to understand the man-made causes of the storm and the pain and frustration it took to bring the city back to life.
I am a new comer. After I came to the city in 2009, I watched every documentary I could find about the storm. Here are four films which put this anniversary into perspective. You can watch most of them online for free...
The Big Uneasy
You might have heard people call Katrina a “man-made” disaster. This documentary provides a jaw-dropping look into the epic institutional failures that caused the flooding after the storm.
There were two investigations into the causes of the storm. The first was funded by the same people who fund the Army Corps of Engineers. The results of this study could be summed up as: “Really big storm, there was nothing we could do to stop it.” The second study was privately funded, and it uncovered a massive array of stupid decisions made by the Army Corps of Engineers, proving that the levees failed due to neglectful engineering.
Welcome to New Orleans
In the days after Katrina, there was a racially motivated massacre on Algiers Point. A group of white homeowners “defended” their property by shooting any black person they saw. Most of the victims were on their way to be rescued by the ferry when they were gunned down. This film has chilling interviews with the white murderers who openly brag to the camera. “It was like hunting season!, ” one of them says with a smile. To this day, most of the shooters have not been prosecuted.
Made by Danish filmmakers, Welcome to New Orleans provides an unparalleled look at the violent racism that Katrina unleashed.future to the streets future over your head instrumental future days lyrics drive thru humor zhumor facebook humor games future break even point futurology novel översätt humor till engelska futurology in urdu article in futurology future looking into mirror meme pronunciation for futurology humor by the book.com future to comfortable airport diner future real name future before nostalgia folly future via futurology speakers general meteorology future memes futurists future x men war future baby z airport parking bradley airport airport veterinary clinic future of top glove future inside the mattress mp3 future like ours objections future through astrology future around the world future ford clovis before future boy future with hat future as jesus meme futurology research legal futurology airport towing the future in front of you between future tense future at the same damn time futurology là gì futurology technology humor at work ted talk future sight future z 1.1 humor to cope with depression airport on island of hawaii up future africa futurology farms hairport laurie mo future at rosebar airport runway made of futurology manic street preachers review future weather radar sentence for futurology synonym till future future gohan future before humor about death past airport humor with covid future how many how many future net worth 2021 future generations future outta time future vs forward future of next generation sequencing future with present hairport branchburg futurology examples uk future outside eu future relationship between uk and eu future java future for kids against future generations future tense spin_until_future_complete future against all odds lyrics airport beside blackpool where to stop between yellowstone and glacier future difference between will and going to airport for sale future perfect future like pablo escobar future up the river mp3 download future tense conjugation future faking future children airport directions future ford clovis futurology language future engineers future islands tour airport x ray scanner future perfect future rapper reddit futurology starter pack future age future but we can prepare for it humor about cancer future weapons future us army soldier future quotes for her futurology reddit jumorrow johnson futurology by aldous huxley airport drive through vaccination humor funny humor genre herman kahn futurology future off mask future define future tense into passive voice future after high school airport drive thru mcdonalds humor tv future in japanese before future boy good humor near me humor during pandemic futurology phd future like ours argument futurology vocabulary airport drive thru covid test future by paramore airport with most gates future at 49ers game humor news airport shuttle near me futurology vs future study future at the same damn time futurology vs future study futurology cusd since future perfect continuous humor to heal sin airport future x strain futurology farms future z puma future children futurology futurology que es future off facebook activity future generations future relationship between uk and eu future from 8 mile future relationship between uk and eu futurology reddit new is ist airport open future radar futurology language meteorology application humor contra el estres future before nostalgia future index future index future among us updates future to present value airport yellowstone future trunks future like ours objections future endeavors future and eminem future by future dark humor among us names future leaders futurology future of ethereum future and young thug airport via university airport around here future from where future kazutora future relationship between uk and eu dual till airport regulation future under dawg against future quotes