Spike Lee Returns to New Orleans for Katrina Follow-Up Film


Apparently four hours just weren’t enough… Spike Lee is returning to New Orleans this month for a follow-up for his epic Hurricane Katrina documentary When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. The sequel will air on HBO later this summer, sometime around the five year anniversary of the disaster (which will be on August 29th).

The plan is for Lee to revisit some of the subjects who appeared in the first film, but also to expand beyond The Big Easy and look at the effects of Katrina along the Gulf Coast as well. Considering that the tragedy has probably already faded from a lot of people’s minds, it will be a good chance to remind people about what happened, and also to evaluate whether or not such a thing could potentially ever happen again.

Interesting to note: HBO also has a new series premiering in April called Treme, from David Simon, creator of The Wire, that takes place in NoLA, post-Katrina. Check out a teaser for Treme after the jump.