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Trailer - 'Touble The Water'

This screened earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim, where it won the grand prize for documentaries. It was later picked up for a full theatrical release by Zeitgeist Films, known well for their unabashedly "artsy," challenging, wonderful library of films. The fact that they are giving it an "Oscar-qualifying run" says a lot about their expectations for the film.

In the documentary, directors, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal use camcorder footage that aspiring rapper Kimberly Roberts and Scott Roberts shot before and during the New Orleans Katrina disaster. The film tracks the couple through the aftermath, taking a critical look at the government's response and media coverage.

Zeitgeist's plans are to open the film in Los Angeles and New York first, on August 22, followed by a gradual national release.


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