"Remembering Katrina: When the System Turns a Natural Disaster into a Crime Against Humanity"
Featuring: Survivors of and Evacuees from New Orleans and the Devastation of Hurricane Katrina
Shortly after the Katrina hit, residents of New Orleans, both those who were left to die in the city and those who were "relocated" in the largest forced diaspora of Black people since the days of slavery, tell their stories and paint a picture of a terrifying natural disaster twisted into a monstrous crime with genocidal implications.
This interview with climbing poetree about the hurricane season tour was made at their stop in Houston. The beginning of the tour was caused by the discrepancy in reporting of the mainstream media about hurricane Katrina and real life stories. Hear how art is since then used as an organizing tool and a political weapon within the tour and how this collective media approach works for mobilization and networking. (6:38)