About this time last year I was in New Orleans' Upper 9th Ward with a work group from my church. It was (as I've previously mentioned) a profound experience. Since then, NOLA and its resilient residents have claimed a spot in my heart.
Although I was there in New Orleans and heard stories first hand, I was still incredibly moved by Spike Lee's documentary, When the Levees Broke, as there are so many stories from so many angles to be heard. After my visit last spring, I couldn't help but wonder how in the world such a sloppy response to such a devastating natural disaster could have occurred in these United States of America. This film begs that exact question through first hand accounts from the residents and rescuers themselves.
If you can't get to New Orleans, watch this. Heck, if you have any free time whatsoever (and I know you do!), WATCH THIS!
PS-I rented this from Blockbuster, so it's not hard to find!