Filmmaker Spike Lee Visits South Mississippi

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Filmmaker Spike Lee said he want to find out what has happened to south Mississippians since Hurricane Katrina made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005.

Lee was in Gulfport and surrounding cities Wednesday, filming a follow-up to his 2006 Katrina documentary, "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts."

The new film, "If God is Willing and the Creek Don't Rise," will focus on the progress and failures in education, housing and population relocation, and will spotlight the spirit of south Mississippi residents.

The documentary also will feature recovery updates and personal stories from residents in New Orleans and Houston.

Lee told The Sun Herald there is no script; he and his crews go where the interviews lead.

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  • by Paul Location: Eureka Springs on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:39 PM
    Well as a tourist who was stuck in the Superdome during Katrina, I'm just glad that more attention is being given to Mississippi, as so much has been given to NOLA, which is not to say it shouldn't be just that MS deserves much more than it has. And yes, I happened to be part of a group of mainly white folks who were given special privileges during Katrina. Paul Harris Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"
  • by Please tell Location: Meridian on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    FED UP, Please tell me about "the good that has come out of the Katrina disaster". How dare you!
  • by storm survivor Location: meridian on Mar 5, 2010 at 09:01 AM
    It will be intresting to see what kind of spin Spike Lee puts on this documentary or whatever it is. I will go out on a limb and say that in keeping with his familiar slanted views, I'm sure that he will find that members of the African American race were treated differently than their caucasion neighbors. Maybe I'll be proved wrong. Hope so. From my vantage point, all suffered tremendously, weather your skin color was white or black.
  • by FightThePower on Mar 4, 2010 at 08:31 PM
    Lets not be quick to judgement my fellow citizens. We do not yet know what Mr. Lee's film will show us. While it is true that there are some people, myself included, think that Mr. Lee's film has the potential of portraying only the "slackers" as if they are the true victims, we should not succomb to such conclusion until we have actually witnessed the film........All Rise!
  • by FED UP Location: Mississippi on Mar 4, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    He is such a PIG!!! He will not show any of the good that has come out of the Katrina disaster. He will show the ones who wanted everything given to them and not the ones who have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps.
  • by rooster Location: meridian on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Spike Lee is an agitating racist much like the Rev's Wright, Sharpton, Jackson and Farrakhan. Spike Lee absolutely hates inter-racial relationships.
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