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|Dos Americas: The Reconstruction of New Orleans|
|Date||Wednesday July 09|
|Time||8:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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3030 B 16th St. @ Mission
Come to one of the first screenings ofAdded to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 1st, 2008 4:03 PM
DOS AMERICAS: THE RECONSTRUCTION OF NEW ORLEANS
A new documentary by Upheaval Productions
Post-Katrina reconstruction is still in progress throughout the Gulf Coast, with much of the City of New Orleans still in ruins. This documentary focuses on those rebuilding this city through interviews with some of the estimated 100,000 Latino migrant laborers who have converged in this area over the past two and a half years. Despite terrible working conditions, massive fraud, a housing crisis, severe harassment by law enforcement, and very limited resources, New Orleans’ Latino community has mushroomed since the storm and is establishing an infrastructure proportional to its size.
Take a look at how this community is organizing to defend itself against numerous injustices and the attempts to bridge the gap between themselves as new residents and the pre-Katrina population, all within the context of the extremely unique and tragic context of post-Katrina New Orleans.
Followed by a Q&A with one of the filmmakers.
Wednesday July 9th, 2008
Station 40: 3030 B 16th St. @ Mission
San Francisco, CA 94103
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