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7.

60 Minutes: Was It Murder?

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Memorial Medical Center was flooded in 10 feet of water and lost power for four days. But among the dead in the hospital were four people the attorney general claimed to have not died from illness or the horrific conditions in the hospital, but from murder. Morley Safer reports.
Online
2007; 2006
UVA Library (Item is on order)
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Girls Trip

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When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
DVD
2017
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Big Charity: The Death of America's Oldest Hospital

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"This documentary film includes never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews to tell the story of Charity Hospital, from its roots to its controversial closing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. From the firsthand accounts of healthcare providers and hospital employees who withstood the storm inside the hospital, to interviews with key players involved in the closing of Charity, Big Charity shares the untold, true story around its demise and sheds new light on the sacrifices made for the sake of progress."--Container.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Treme: The Complete Fourth Season

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New Orleans, 38 months after. The city's musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians, and others continue to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But the promise of recovery, heightened by the historic election of a new president, is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption, and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. In these five final episodes of Treme, New Orleans' protagonists strive to build their own legacy in this most iconic of American cities.
DVD
2014; 2013
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Treme: The Complete Third Season

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Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city.
DVD
2013; 2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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The Big Easy

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A criminal's murder triggers a bloody gangland drug war. A saucy blend of New Orleans nightlife, romance and suspense.
DVD
1998; 1986
13.

Treme: The Complete Second Season

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"Over a year has passed since Katrina, but residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their special cultural identity ... So why bother to stay? Because it's New Orleans. And New Orleans must go on."--Container.
DVD
2011
14.

Blaze

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True story of Louisiana governor who becomes involved with a stripper, setting off a political scandal.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

The Sons of Tennessee Williams

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Tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public "drag balls" that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

The Princess and the Frog

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New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mine

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"Documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals and the people involved? A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion, MINE examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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If God Is Willing and DA Creek Don't Rise

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Directed by Spike Lee, this two-part, four hour documentary revisits New Orleans five years after Katrina, and four years since the premiere of Lee's landmark, triple Emmy-winning HBO documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Featuring many of the principals seen in the first documentary, the new film opens with February's celebratory Super Bowl parade before delving into such issues as relocation, rebuilding, mental-health concerns, and more.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Treme: The Complete First Season

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Amid the ruins of an American city, ordinary people--musicians, chefs, residents--find themselves clinging to a unique culture and wondering if the city that gave birth to that culture still has a future. From the creators of The Wire comes a new series about adversity and the human spirit, set in New Orleans in the aftermath of the greatest man-made disaster in American history.
DVD
2011; 2010
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Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

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Long ago during slavery, Faubourg Tremé was home to the largest community of free black people in the Deep South and a hotbed of political ferment. Here black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor co-habitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what defines New Orleans culture up to the present day. Founded as a suburb (or faubourg in French) of the original colonial city, the neighborhood developed during French rule and many families like the Trevignes kept speaking French as their first language until the late 1960s. Tremé was the home of the Tribune, the first black daily newspaper in the US. During Reconstruction, activists from Tremé pushed for equal treatment under the law and for integration. And after Reconstruction's defeat, a "Citizens Committee" legally ch [...]
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)