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September 2008
'Trouble The Water'

by Wilson Morales

'Trouble The Water'

Distributor: Zeitgeist Films
Director: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal
Featuring: Kimberly and ScottRoberts
Genre: Documentary




If there was ever a film that needs to be seen, it's the documentary film 'Trouble the Water'. Considering the current climate situation with Hurrican Gustav and that it may hit New Orleans, now is the time to catch Scott and Kimberly Rivers Roberts were able to catch on video many citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. When they set out to start filming, neither expected, as well the rest of the country, that the hurricane would be one of the worst that this country has ever faced.

There are a lot of excellent documentaries that get released every year, but unless you are Michael Moore, most of them don't the due coverage that it should get. 'Trouble the Water' is one that should be seen and shouldn't be forgotten.

As you get to see the Roberts try to save their own lives, you see the horrific state the hurricane put New Orleans in, as well as the bodies they uncovered while filming. There is no acting, no melodrama, or any CGI involved. This is as real as it gets. This is also the first documentary on Hurricane Katrina. Spike Lee did an amazing job with HBO's When the Levees Broke, and there are others as well, but this film is just as raw and truth telling as the others and commend the Roberts for getting this out for others to see.