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The Resource When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts, [a Spike Lee film] ; 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee ; executive producer, Sheila Nevins, (videorecording)

When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts, [a Spike Lee film] ; 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee ; executive producer, Sheila Nevins, (videorecording)

Label
When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts
Title
When the levees broke
Title remainder
a requiem in four acts
Statement of responsibility
[a Spike Lee film] ; 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee ; executive producer, Sheila Nevins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Awards note
Venice International Film Festival, 2006: Venice Horizons Documentary Award, Human Rights Film Network Award; Image Awards, 2007: Image Award (nominated); Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, 2007: BCFA Award (nominated); American Cinema Editors, 2007: best edited documentary (nominated).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Cliff Charles ; supervising editor, Sam Pollard ; editors, Geeta Gandbhir, Nancy Novack ; original music, Terence Blanchard
Dewey number
  • 551.55/2
  • 551.55
Intended audience
TV parental guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned); Canadian home video rating: 14A (suitable for people 14 years of age or older)
Language note
  • Closed-captioned
  • In English with optional Spanish soundtrack; optional subtitles in French or Spanish
LC call number
HV636 2005 .L8
LC item number
W496 2006
PerformerNote
Featuring Ray Nagin, Sean Penn, Al Sharpton, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Belafonte
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1960-
  • 1961-
  • 1927-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Spike
  • Pollard, Sam
  • Nevins, Sheila
  • Nagin, Ray
  • Penn, Sean
  • Sharpton, Al
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Belafonte, Harry
  • Charles, Cliff
  • Gandbhir, Geeta
  • Novack, Nancy
  • Blanchard, Terence
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
  • Home Box Office (Firm)
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
257
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hurricane Katrina, 2005
  • Hurricanes
  • Disasters
  • Disaster relief
  • Levees
  • Emergency management
  • Disaster victims
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Muros de contención
  • Auxilio en los desastres
Technique
live action
Label
When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts, [a Spike Lee film] ; 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee ; executive producer, Sheila Nevins, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD format, widescreen version enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions, 3 discs
  • Documentary
  • "This has been a presentation of Home Box Office."
  • Originally produced as a television documentary in 2006
  • "93973"--Disc label
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • disc 1. Act I (65 min.). Act II (62 min.) -- disc 2. Act III (58 min.). Act IV (70 min.)
  • Special features: Audio commentary by filmmaker Spike Lee -- Next movement : Act V (108 min.) -- Water is rising (8 min.)
Control code
ocm72075457
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (4 hr., 17 min.)
Isbn
9780783150758
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359397325
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
93973
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)72075457
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation (16:9) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
When the levees broke : a requiem in four acts, [a Spike Lee film] ; 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee ; executive producer, Sheila Nevins, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD format, widescreen version enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions, 3 discs
  • Documentary
  • "This has been a presentation of Home Box Office."
  • Originally produced as a television documentary in 2006
  • "93973"--Disc label
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
  • disc 1. Act I (65 min.). Act II (62 min.) -- disc 2. Act III (58 min.). Act IV (70 min.)
  • Special features: Audio commentary by filmmaker Spike Lee -- Next movement : Act V (108 min.) -- Water is rising (8 min.)
Control code
ocm72075457
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
3 videodiscs (4 hr., 17 min.)
Isbn
9780783150758
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359397325
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
93973
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)72075457
System details
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation (16:9) ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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