Thursday, January 25, 2007

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Nick Davis' review of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in 4 Acts" at:

I recall going to my mailbox a few days following Hurricane Katrina (at this point, with that event now accorded its proper historic magnitude, the capitalization is due) and seeing the cover of that week's Economist. On it was a close up of an overweight, African-American woman, wailing tears and wearing a torn, two-sizes-too-large yellow shirt, with the wreckage of what looked to be a third world hovel in the background. The caption read: The shaming of America. Those succinct four words had seemed to me at the time an expression who's eloquence would go unsurpassed as a comment on Katrina and its aftermath. That was until I saw Spike Lee's film. Any insight I may have on that film is surely contained in, and exceeded by, Nick Davis' review. Please do read it, and see the movie while you're at it.

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