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Spike Lee returns to New Orleans for second Katrina HBO documentary

Spike Spike Lee has added a new chapter to his sprawling 2006 HBO documentary, "When The Levees Broke," which examined the horror and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

In the new HBO documentary, "If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise," Lee looks at the social, political and economic upheaval which still plagues New Orleans in its recovery efforts. He bookends the documentary with the victory of the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 Super Bowl and the recent oil spill in the Gulf Coast, which has wrecked further havoc with residents and businesses.

The two-part, four-hour project premieres Monday on HBO.

Read an interview with Lee about his documentary here.

-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Spike Lee Credit:Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times.


Review: 'If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise' on HBO

Spike Lee continues New Orleans story

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My family and I watched the BET documentary, Katrina Five Years Later and was totally surprised by the eloquent film style and engaging commentary. We have family roots in New Orleans and have watched the first night of Spike Lee's documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise ..and must admit, Heart of the City-Katrina Five Years matched the HBO doc..without the over the top philosophy of Mr. Lee. Both films cover the same ground..Great work BET!!

Spike and his crew did a great job. Gave a real look at real New Orleans. It showed the good, bad, and the ugly. We got a long way to go. I can't wait for part 2.

This documentary is on time with it's message. It reminded me that there is a God and he is in charge. Mr. Lee, I think you deserve an academy for this piece of work. Thank you.

PaRT 2 was a donkey! The story must be told. We won't ever 4get ya heard me!!!!!!!! I loved it. even though I'm in Tulsa OK. It was good to see it. The good the bad and the UGLY!!!!!!! We gon make it baaaaaaaaaby! As a matter of Fact Im gon soon be Walkin to New Orleans!!!!!!!

by Brian Charleston

You would think people would be smart enough to watch something without making an ad-hominem attack on Spike Lee. But that is the state of the US. We're so busy complaining that the rest of the world is passing us by. We also don't pay attention. It was HBO not BET.


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