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The Kamp Katrina Project : A Conversation with the Filmmakers

Gentry, Charles, Redmon, David, Sabin, Ashley (2011) The Kamp Katrina Project : A Conversation with the Filmmakers. Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, (16). (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

“Kamp Katrina” was supposed to provide a communal shelter in the aftermath of the devastating storm of late summer 2005. The tent village was located in the garden backyard of a house on Alvar Street, in the post-Katrina “melting pot” of New Orleans’ Upper 9th Ward. The inhabitants included the homeowners—an eclectic Native American woman known as Ms. Pearl and her husband David Cross, the owner of a home-repair business—and their traumatized guests, who are mostly poor, white, working-class addicts and survivors. Although it is inspiring to witness the dedication and generosity of the hosts, there is also a necessary toughness in their mission, as campers are evicted for fighting, stealing, or substance abuse. Maybe most viewers are not surprised to see the social order break down as it surely does at Kamp Katrina, yet many critics have noted the film’s unexpected beauty and artfulness.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Issue No. 16: The Cultural Visualization of Hurricane Katrina
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: N. Gregory
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2014 00:28 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43490 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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