When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Poster

Release Date: August 16th, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|4 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Spike Lee documents life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city's anti-flooding safeguards in 2005. In the film, New Orleans residents tell their stories and vent their anger -- some calmly, some with unbridled rage -- at the callousness displayed by their local, state and national leaders. Survivors share their own heartbreaking tales, leveling charges and challenges at the officials who failed to protect their lives, their homes and their city.

Cast: Harry Belafonte, Terence Blanchard, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Sacrifice, Moving, Fall, 2000s, Escape