Artists Respond to Hurricane Katrina
Brooklyn-based Liza Johnson’s South of Ten (10 mins., 2006) offers ten vignettes from the everyday lives of residents of coastal Mississippi. New Orleans filmmaker Ivor Shearer’s Waterline Simulacrum (32 secs., 2006) is a powerful visual reminder of the extent of damage in New Orleans. One of the first filmmakers to gain access to the catastrophically devasted Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans was Ben Mor, who’s based in Los Angeles. His Help is Coming (8 mins., 2006) presents a telling view of the harsh reality that victims of the disaster faced and the empty promises on which they relied.