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Nine Months Post-Katrina

Here’s a short (two minute) video for the nine month mark. I uploaded it to both Vimeo and YouTube, so take your pick.

The YouTube one was looking funny so I’m embedding Vimeo’s here, but you can access either via the links above.

And just to give you more options, you can also download it in .mov format (8.5 MB, requires QuickTime 7) or .m4v format (10 MB, supposedly iPod-friendly). Is this overkill? Let me know what works best for you!

See also: Eight Months, Six Months, Five Months.

Published inFilm & VideoKatrinaNew Orleans

24 Comments

  1. Yup. That’s the way it is. And you live in the heart of the city.

  2. Lee Lee

    That poor light. Will it ever be alive again?

  3. I watched on Quicktime, worked well. These clips are of great value to me and I expect to many others as well.

  4. Powerful video. Thank you. I linked to this post in my current post. We also mentioned some of the same things. *sigh*

  5. Dan Dan

    Editor B nails it on the head again… That is the way it is

  6. Mom Mom

    I finally was able to see your recap on YouTube. The audio and video were not synchronized but I could follow (maybe that’s my slow computer). Quick Time only plays audio and no video. Maybe my Quick Time is not up to date.

    I think more people need to see the state of things in NO.

  7. atlkortez atlkortez

    This is some incredible stuff. very powerful. I was born and raised in NO and my parents are still there in Algiers. Is there any way to get access to this video and the other updates. Perhaps to get some play on the national cable networks? I dont know how legal stuff works, but just wondering if you have copyright, or just creative license on this? let me know. I want to get the word out to the rest of the nation that things are all honky dorey and subjects like how Jefferson likes to freeze dry his money aren’t what we should be focusing on about LA, its the people who are still there, and the people that will never return.

  8. Please feel free to share these videos with any and everyone!

  9. […] Editor B. has put it very simply and elegantly with his latest video offering. I think it’s very important see what its like here at the moment¬† so go on over and check it out. […]

  10. roni roni

    DAMNED!!!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this update. My parents lost our home of 30 years in Gentilly and I’ve been in a PhD program in Tampa for the past 3 so anytime I can see real footage of the real devastation filmed by real people and not the hyped up media versions, I appreciate it.
    I can’t wait to be done with my degree so I can come home and help.

  12. […] Found this blog via Metroblogging New Orleans and find its video post to be yet another wonderful example of the truth: what people in NOLA are facing as well as what the places look like, even those places nearby folks who have started rebuilding. Everything is so scattered and the binary that exists nowadays is optimism and harsh reality. […]

  13. Yep. And that’s in the part of town that’s actually getting better.

  14. No worries about “bringing anybody down.” The truth feels good, even if it ain’t pretty. Keep it up.

  15. Nice snapshot B. Down the street on the Lake side there’s an Italian Pie that’s open. I’m probably still digesting the delicious Mediterranean pizza we had last night… Then headed the opposite direction just a couple blocks, is the grocery with a walk-in beer fridge.

    So if I may be dilusional for a moment, I see the repair and reoccupation of this little strip mall as just another one of the thousands of gaps that need to be filled. Heck, maybe the parking lot would be a great place for a Farmers Market or the like.

  16. […] I thought about posting the video footage I have from my trip but decided not to right now. Instead I ask that you go read Tim’s blog. Tim is a 44 year old civil engineer from New Orleans. I have read his blog for awhile now. Yesterday his post was very simple – yet right to the point. He put up the links to b.rox a site that has used video to document the reality of New Orleans. Please check out Tim’s Nameless Blog – Post K Life in New Orleans and b.box to watch their latest video. […]

  17. Louisiana Rep. Sen. David Vitter, on the GOP’s “Defense of Marriage Amendment”:
    “I don’t believe there’s any issue that’s more important than this one.”

  18. Oooh, Benn, that comment by Senator Vitter really makes me mad. Check out this letter from Loki.

  19. […] Check out this rather grim installment of PRI’s Open Source Radio, “New Orleans: Dead and Gone?” They called me and talked to me and almost used some audio from my Nine Month update, but I don’t seem to have made the final cut. They also interviewed me back in February, but again, no air time. Always the bridesmaid. […]

  20. Kent K. Brown Kent K. Brown

    Unbelievable?, I’m afraid not! I worked for two months as a Crisis Corps/Peace Corps volunteer in NOLA Oct-Dec 2005. Where is the accountability? Where are the people who have made their life’s mission exploiting the injustices of our country? What happened to Michael Moore, Spike Lee, The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpin have all of the voices been quelled by the powers at be? I am embarrassed as an American at the atrocities of the disaster and the lack of any accountability for the promises made to the victims of this disaster. I am also embarrassed by the lack of concern for the harsh realities of the present day realities of the victims. I worked at the HQ of the Salvation Army and my unanswered question was what happened to all of the stuff that everyone in America took to their local Salvation Army centers, it never got to the people of New Orleans and nobody seems to care? Well I care, send this to Our President and ask what he thinks????

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