Tonight, Thomas, myself and a group of friends went to a screening of the documentary “Trouble The Water”. Along with the film makers, the two main characters in the film were at the screening and were answering questions about their experiences before, during and after Katrina; I honestly can’t express how moving this film is. Even though I would suggest to say that we are relatively well-informed individuals and knew about much of the injustice happening in the 9th Ward during the flood, it is still far more powerful to see first-hand how a group of people managed to not only survive the storm, but in the constant face of injustice, managed to always look on the bright-side of things and attempt to better their lives in the process.
At the screening when asked what we could have done about it and what we can do to prevent these things happening in the future, Kimberly (the main character) said, “Deal with the poverty issue and invest in education”.
All I can say is that if you are reading this page, you are living a blessed life. Go see this film, get the word out and always remember that so many people died in Katrina not because of what someone did, but by what all of us didn’t do.