SHIPWRECKED AMERICA

By Alexandra Kandy LONGUET

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Documentary - Completed 2016


    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexandra Kandy LONGUET
    • Producer(s)
    • Maud REYNAUD (Crescendo Media Films), Serge GUEZ (Crescendo Media Films)
    • Synopsis
    • On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the most violent storm in the history of the United States, ravages New Orleans. The city’s entire population is displaced and the Crescent City is to be rebuilt completely. In the land of opportunity, the disaster seems to provide an opportunity for a city’s rebirth on a fairer basis. But against all expectations and despite the Obama presidency, the project quickly becomes an opportunity to run a neoliberal response to the problem, using the public’s disorientation following the massive shock, and intensifying drastically the economic, social and racial inequalities that existed before the storm. Scattered from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’s residents discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened. Portrait of the city that became the US laboratory and reveals the divisions of a whole country
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