A conversation I had with one woman captured the realities that are settling into these families as they face the future.
She told me “We had nothing before the hurricane. Now we got less than nothing.”
September 6, 2005
Statement of Senator Barack Obama
Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
I have been working on a follow-up to my previous DVR alert about the documentary Trouble the Water after finally viewing it. I have been finding my attempts thwarted by the sadness and anger I still feel. On my previous blog I wrote about my reactions while the story was unfolding. Perhaps I will save some of those posts and re-post them here before shutting that old spot down later next month.
In the meantime, I once again encourage everyone who is able to support this film project.
It is impossible to watch it without being struck emotionally. Who can listen to the audio montage of of 911 calls for help—as the water rose around them with no where for them to go, each caller being told time and time again by stunned operators with no adequate call-script to guide them that no help would be forthcoming—without feeling pain?