New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?

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New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?

Ten years after the historic landfall of Hurricane Katrina, how have federal, state and city policies affected the people of New Orleans?

In the tens years since Hurricane Katrina hit, the recovery has meant many different things. (Photo: via PNDBlog/with overlay)

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, a new documentary from The Laura Flanders Show and teleSUR English explores the race, class and gender outlines of the reconstruction of New Orleans.

At least seventy-one billion dollars in federal money has been spent. But has every opportunity been seized to bring back not just the place, but its people, so they’re stronger and healthier than before? From the grassroots, the 25-minute documentary explores systemic changes in housing, economic development, and policing. How have federal, state and city policies affected the people of New Orleans? 

Featuring interviews with Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, the commander of military relief operations during Katrina; former New Orleans city council president Oliver Thomas; current city council president Jason Williams; developer Sean Cummings; activists and former public housing residents Alfred Marshall and Toya Lewis; Brice White of the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative; spoken word artist Asia Rainey; youth activist Milan Nicole Sherry; and Rosana Cruz of Race Forward.

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