Trouble the Water is a new documentary about Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. After winning several international awards, it’s now appearing in theaters. Most of the movie is footage shot by Kimberly Rivers Robert, a resident and native of the city’s Ninth Ward. Robert turned her digital video camera on during the storm’s approach and kept it on through and after the storm. Sparsely interwoven with broadcast news clips and interviews and observations shot by directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, the movie is excellent.
The movie’s website is here.
Kim is also a hip-hop artist, under the moniker Black Kold Madina. You can listen to her song “Trouble the Water” here. Her music appears in the movie.