Thursday, January 6, 2011

NOLA 2011

Watching Spike Lee’s documentary, When the Levees Broke, provided a clearer picture as to what the people in NOLA were really going through after Katrina. Its really sad to see that a country that is considered a world power can’t provide immediate assistance to a place that was greatly affected by a natural disaster. Instead of getting help from the government, it’s the people who are helping each other try to rebuild NOLA, a city that was once known for its lively atmosphere and mixture of cultures. One of the men interviewed said that he would rather “live in a trailer in NOLA than anywhere else, even a mansion”. That goes to show how much people are willing to sacrifice to rebuild not only their homes, but their community as well. Its also sad to realize how many people have lost hope in receiving aid that they have decided to leave NOLA for good. I hope that when we go down to NOLA, we will be able to see some improvement and help out families who are determined to rebuild NOLA back to what it was.

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