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Screening of post-Katrina documentary "Dos Americas: The Reconstruction of New Orleans"

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Date:
Friday, August 01, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Location Details:
Joyce Beers Community Center-1090 Vermont St. (Next to Trader Joe's and Ralph's Shopping Center)

Post-Katrina reconstruction is still in progress throughout the Gulf Coast, with much of the city of New Orleans still in ruins. Dos Americas: The Reconstruction of New Orleans 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.
Trailer: http://youtube.com/watch?v=2zbIUn3s0h0
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jul 29, 2008 1:29PM
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