Trouble the Water
But as we all know, that's precisely what happened, and thousands of suddenly-homeless citizens ended up stranded for days on end without any sustenance. They were forced to fend for themselves during a triple-digit heat wave, while awaiting the proverbial cavalry which never arrived.
Trouble the Water is an eye-opening documentary, which
enables the audience to be a fly on the crumbling levee walls as
Kim and her husband shift from carefree observers into survival
mode. In virtually the blink of an eye, the atmosphere goes from
ominous to desperate as the water level rises so precipitously
that no one has a chance to make a dash for higher ground on
Also effectively chronicled is the constant frustration the
couple encountered in dealing with FEMA bureaucrats who had the
nerve to ask for documents obviously washed away. No wonder so
many of the victims ended up broke, depressed, unemployed and no
longer able to trust their own government.