Friday, April 23, 2010

Spike Lee's "Requiem"



New crush: Wendell Pierce. Native New Orleanian, star of The Wire and now Treme lends his commentary to Spike Lee's infinitesimally-researched documentary.

Every time I think I get some scope of JUST HOW complicated the situation is/was....

Below is just an excerpt. In the actual documentary, there is footage that is beyond disturbing.

Example: British journalists stumbled upon a home filled with un-minded children. Where's Mom? "She needs air to breathe," a child explains, pointing the journalists to dead Mom lying in her bed, hooked up to an oxygen machine that ceased to work when the power went out.

Wrap your head around that.

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