Desert Bayou (2007)
Critic Consensus: Although the presentation is sometimes clumsy, the compelling interviews and story make Desert Bayou always informative and enthralling.
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Thematic schizophrenia...it agrees that the media stereotype blacks as uneducated thugs and rappers, while its own main characters are crack addicts, ex-cons, and Master P.
This little known human interest story is a fascinating one.
[Director] LeMay earns points for his balanced presentation of key figures on both sides.
There is undeniable power to the central dilemma of human beings at a crossroads.
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What an amazing story being documented here. Worth it just to see the contrast of sincere/sensitive Salt Lake City Mayor & snarky/phony Utah Governor - esp. in the bonus footage. Incredible indictment of racial profiling in the US & of the Mormon & militaries control in this part of the country. A humbling account of how vulnerable the New Orleans citizens were when they got on planes to get out of their destroyed city.
Ive seen alot of documentaries on Hurricane Katrina but this was the only 1 I found truly interesting
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