Shipwrecked America
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    Shipwrecked America

    Directed by

    Belgium, France

    2017

    52 min

    • English

    Documentary

    On the 29th of August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the most violent storm in the history of the United States, ravages the city of New Orleans. The city’s entire population is displaced and the Crescent City is to be rebuilt completely.
    The disaster provides an opportunity for the city’s renaissance on a fairer basis. But against all expectations, the storm quickly becomes an opportunity to run a neoliberal by intensifying drastically the economic, social and racial inequalities that existed before the storm.
    Beyond New Orleans itself, plans for reconstruction uncover the divisions of a whole country where the gaps grow wider and wider despite the Obama presidency.

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Caroline Guimbal
    Editing
    Julie Naas
    Sales
    CAT&DOCS
    Production
    EKLEKTIK PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    CRESCENT MEDIA FILMS
    Alexandra Kandy Longuet

    Alexandra Kandy Longuet

    France

    “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” (Robert Bresson)

    Alexandra Kandy Longuet was born in Paris. After studying at the Paris-Cergy National School of Arts and the Paris III University, she was involved in several exhibitions. Her first documentary, AS SHE LEFT (2012), received the Grand Prix at the Festival Message to Man. She is one of the 2017 laureate of the Scam’s star for SHIPWRECKED AMERICA (2017). Her latest film, VACANCY (2018) won the Best World Documentary Film at the Jihlava IDFF.

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