Filmmaker Roxana Walker-Canton will show and speak about her film "Belly of the Basin" on Hurricane Katrina
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Ostrove Auditorium - Diamond Building
"Belly of the Basin" asks New Orleans to tell its story through the voices of its ordinary residents. One woman says that they were left to die like rats. One man says that no one cares about the little man. One child says that she's afraid that she will never be as happy as she used to be. Since the hurricane, much has been said about the destruction of homes and businesses. But for the survivors, the emotional and psychological loss of "home" has been the most difficult to handle. Through individual stories of survivors "Belly of the Basin" poses questions about the value of human life in relationship to race, class, and politics.