Topics: Human Rights, Economic Development / Poverty, Political Institutions / Systems
U.S., 75 minutes
Dir: Ashley Sabin & David Redmon
Kamp Katrina is a vérité documentary set in post-Katrina New Orleans (yet, it is not a Hurricane Katrina film). The film follows Ms. Pearl, a 56 year-old Upper 9th Ward resident and Native American, over the course of six months. The story begins one month after Hurricane Katrina when Ms. Pearl rides her bicycle to a temporary community space in Washington Square Park. An organizer urges people to open their homes to individuals displaced by the hurricane. Ms. Pearl enthusiastically offers her backyard and ten people immediately move into "Kamp Katrina," their self-made tent community. Confronted with limited resources, no housing and no governmental support, Ms. Pearl and her husband attempt to create a community for the residents of Kamp Katrina while they work to rebuild homes and businesses destroyed by the storm.
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This film originally aired in Doc-Debut, a regular series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. The series offers American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe.