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Trouble the Water

by aec

AEC Independent Film Series Continues with TROUBLE THE WATER
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2008

Showing October 24-30, 2008, at the Bijou Theatre
Directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, USA

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Trouble the Water opens the day before Katrina makes landfall. Kimberly Rivers Roberts is using her new video camera to make a playful home-grown newscast as the storm brews around her 9th Ward neighborhood.

"It's going to be a day to remember," Kim says excitedly, which grinds against the audience's knowledge that hell is just hours away. There is no way for the audience to warn her.

As the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film, documenting their harrowing voyage to higher ground and dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. Intertwining this insider view and powerful video with a mix of in-your-face filmmaking, Deal and Lessin follow the couple's story through the storm and its aftermath, and into a new life.

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