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Screening of post-Katrina documentary "Dos Americas: The Reconstruction of New Orleans"
Date Friday August 01
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Joyce Beers Community Center-1090 Vermont St. (Next to Trader Joe's and Ralph's Shopping Center)
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
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
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Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jul 29th, 2008 1:29 PM

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