Tonight marks the premiere of the four-part documentary 'If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.' Available exclusively on HBO, this new miniseries from acclaimed director Spike Lee looks at the citizens of New Orleans five years after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Originally, 'If God is Willing' was intended as a follow-up to Lee's 2006 HBO documentary 'When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts,' a project that chronicled the residents of Louisiana in the wake of that storm. But this new film took on unplanned urgency after the events of the BP oil disaster off the Gulf Coast.
The director quickly moved to cover all the spill's complexities and document the new threats posed for residents of a still-recovering Louisiana. Lee sat down with Moviefone to raise awareness of BP's villainous role in the disaster, the plight of the Louisiana citizens, and how we can all help prevent a disaster like this from occurring again.