11
Mar-2016

The Old Man and The Storm

This documentary follows a patriarch and his family as they try to rebuild their homes in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. After several years of filming, it found a home on Frontline. This is the open to the film, which I like as it really sets the mood for what things were like down there for a while, and then we meet our main character organically, the way it really happened. I can still remember practically everything Mr. Gettridge said the first time June and the cameraman John Baynard met him. There was a lot of information in the grain of his voice.

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