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1 hr. 33 min.

Plot Summary
As Hurricane Katrina raged around them, Scott and Kimberly Rivers Roberts took shelter with some neighbors in their attic in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Kimberly, an aspiring rapper, brought her video camera and filmed herself, her husband and their friends before and during the devastating storm. This footage is at the heart of Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's documentary about the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, along with the filmmakers' own footage of Kimberly and Scott rebuilding their lives afterwards.


Director: Carl Deal

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films

Trouble the Water (2008)

Release Date: August 22nd, 2008|1 hr. 33 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Lessin and Deal have made Trouble the Water a spellbinder you do not want to miss. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Engrossing documentary. show more

  • 90
    Wall Street Journal

    A deeply moving story of resilience and redemption. show more

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