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Calvin Wu 0728948 English 131 A4 Suzanne Schmidt 2/7/08 The two days Hurricane Katrina came left the beautiful city of New Orleans in ruins. With much of the public shielded to the complete truth of what this Hurricane did to many people and families, Spike Lee directs his documentary, “When the Levees Broke; A Requiem In Four Acts”, to show America the blunt truth of what exactly happened in New Orleans. His vivid portrayals of the devastation caused by Katrina give America a sense of the hardships each person had to go through. Spike Lee gives his viewers a holistic view of the situation ranging from science to politics, cultural backgrounds to social backgrounds, individual survival to family deaths, etc. His documentary gave blind Americans a taste of the reality that happened in New Orleans minus all the intermediates through his powerful interviews and commentary. Many Americans sat on their couches watching the inaccurate news coverage of the aftermath. Most of what made the news were had either a white lie or completely untrue. Not
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