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If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise 

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In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees... See full summary »




Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Calvin Mackie Calvin Mackie ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Mitch Landrieu ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Jacques Morial Jacques Morial ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Fred Johnson Fred Johnson ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Tanya Harris Tanya Harris ...  Self - Community Organizer 2 episodes, 2010
Ray Nagin Ray Nagin ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Tracie L. Washington Tracie L. Washington ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Garland Robinette Garland Robinette ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Kathleen Blanco Kathleen Blanco ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Douglas Brinkley ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
M. Endesha Juakali M. Endesha Juakali ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Phyllis Montana LeBlanc ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Ned Sublette Ned Sublette ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Robert Tannen Robert Tannen ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Karen Carter Karen Carter ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Ben Marble Ben Marble ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Mary Howell Mary Howell ...  Self - Attorney 2 episodes, 2010
Anderson Cooper ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Brad Pitt ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Russel Honore Russel Honore ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Joseph Bruno Joseph Bruno ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2010
Gralen Bryant Banks ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Shelton Shakespear Alexander Shelton Shakespear Alexander ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Ivor Van Heerden Ivor Van Heerden ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Mary Landrieu Mary Landrieu ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Joseph Cao Joseph Cao ...  Self 2 episodes, 2010
Sandra Stokes Sandra Stokes ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2010


In 2006, director Spike Lee created an astonishing record of the cataclysmic effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans with his epic award-winning documentary, When the Levees Broke. Five years later, Lee returns to New Orleans, to see how the ambitious plans to reinvent the Crescent City were playing out. He finds a patchwork of hope and heartache just as a new disaster unfolds. The four-hour documentary is a continuation of the heart-rending story of destruction and rebirth of America's most unique city. Written by HBO Publicity

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Not as good as the first but still good...
27 August 2010 | by mysticnoxSee all my reviews

I don't understand why this has such a low rating on here.

I'm a New Orleans resident, though I wasn't at the time, my fiancé was. We married in 2006. It was devastating for all the people who lived through it.

Yes, there are a few things I don't get. Like why the heck did he put anything about Haiti on there? It only deserved maybe 30 seconds to show that the United States govt had a better and quicker reaction to Haiti than it did to its own people, not 10-15 minutes. Yes, Haiti was worse. But so what. The point is that the US Gvt reaction should have been better toward its own people. This country is supposed to be the greatest nation on earth. It isn't. Its own ideology is its own worst enemy. The whole reason for govt to exist is to deal with situations like what happened in New Orleans but when the govt's hands are tied, people die.

Have to say, I'm more convinced than ever due to this film that placing the whole blame on Bush and his regime is the right thing to do.

I also have to say that it was so emotionally jarring that I had to watch it in two parts and several days apart. Its like being put through the ringer.

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23 August 2010 (USA) See more »

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If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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