AfriGeneas at the Movies
Re: Trouble The Water
In Response To: Trouble The Water ()
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as New Orleans was again being evacuated, I saw the film, "Trouble the Water." I also got to talk to the filmmakers that evening at the screening. My first question was, "Where can I purchase Kim's CD?"
Kim and Scott took their situation and used it to further empower themselves and to get her dream going-being a filmmaker and a rap artisit. So, from the film link you can go to www.bornhustler.com and obtain the CD and more information on both of them and their new company.
I wanted to support them because since this is not fiction, there is something that each person can do. They did not leave the first time because they were totally disenfranchised. So, if purchasing CDs can help them to have a savings account and build credit so that if they have to go somewhere they can get there, I believe that is the least that we can do.
I watched people do their least before. When Katrina hit, many people watched it like a soap opera and talked about it on and on, but then they did not send a dime to anyone there or give to any groups that were assisting down there. I know because I spent days and weeks and months collecting items and funds and getting it to them. So, when I saw the images of the water rising again, but this time from the inside of the storm, all I could think of was, "God have mercy." Next, I thought, "What can I do."
So, I encourage you to see the film, but see what else you can do.
Since I live in a hurricane zone, I have lived through these and other storms and have seen them from the inside as well. I know that God blessed Kim and Scott to have the spirits that they do in spite of all that they have been through.
There is way more to them than being common "hustlers." They are blessed.