In 255 minutes, Spike Lee investigated the New Orleans disaster that followed Hurricane Katrina with When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. The project garnered the filmmaker much critical praise as well a collection of Emmys, which included Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming. And now Reuters reports that Spike Lee isn't done with the topic.

At Silverdocs, Lee said: "I'm going to go back, not just to New Orleans but to other areas affected, because it's not over." He wouldn't discuss the details of the next project, though he did allude to his focus: "What the press is not really talking about is the mental state -- suicide, self-medication. It's horrible." But that's not all, he also suggested that there might be a scripted feature on the post-Katrina devastation in the works, written by David Simon (The Wire).

In the wake of films like When the Levees Broke and Dear Zachary, I think it's excellent that filmmakers are attempting to continue the story. We always hear about the immediate devastation, but rarely do we see the long-trailing affects of the news.
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