I had the opportunity to interview the filmmakers behind "Trouble the Water" for a short piece on TheEnvelope.com, and with it, the chance to watch the film. It's great, if you can find a screening in your area, go!
"This needs to be worldwide. 'Cause all the footage I've seen on TV, nobody got what I got."
With Kimberly Roberts' statement, the Oscar-nominated "Trouble the Water" invites us into a shaky cinema verite version of her experience in the middle of Hurricane Katrina, providing an intimate look at the aftermath that we might have missed from national news coverage.
"Strong characters are the strength of any good story," Lessin says. And the best surprise of their journey was meeting Kimberly and Scott Roberts, whose personal transformations throughout the film are the heart of the story and help make sense of the chaos that surrounded Katrina.
(Photo: Kimberly and Scott Roberts, courtesy Zeitgeist Films)