Downtown Jazz Series and Miami Tower Film Series Presents When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 8/23/11

Downtown Jazz Series and Miami Tower Film Series Presents When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
Tuesday, 8/23/11, 6:00 pm
Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd Street
Miami, FL 33131
Free Admission
Film Series: 19th Floor Auditorium
5 – 6 pm – Reception/Free food platter/Cash bar and snacks
www.miamijazzsociety.com
Jazz Series: 11th Floor Sky Lounge
6 – 10 pm –Cash bar and Food
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Miami Tower, Sky Lounge, Miami Jazz Society and Community Cultural Discovery Exchange present 2011 Downtown Jazz Series Miami Tower Film Series Community Building and Education Series
In August 2005, the American city of New Orleans was struck by the powerful Hurricane Katrina. Although the storm was damaging by itself, that was not the true disaster. That happened when the city’s flooding safeguards like levees failed and put most of the city, which is largely below sea level, underwater. This film covers that disastrous series of events that devastated the city and its people. Furthermore, the gross incompetence of the various governments and the powerful from the local to the federal level is examined to show how the poor and underprivileged of New Orleans were mistreated in this grand calamity and still ignored today. (Documentary)

If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise
Tuesday, 8/23/11, 8:15 pm
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. (Documentary)

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