George W. Bush, Your Legacy is Full of Shame
"It's like being in a Third World country ... but the difference is that NGOs [non-governmental organizations] can get in and do their work better in Third World countries than the U.S. government has done in New Orleans."George W. Bush thinks he is leaving a legacy of humane accomplishment. Above all, is the freeing of the people of Iraq. Maybe we should be thankful that he did NOT turn his attention to New Orleans (and the other hurricane-devastated areas)!!! You know ... the end of an error and all that. Think of the further devastation he would have done.
-- June Cross, filmmaker who made The Old Man and the Storm
And that is why so many of us will rejoice in 17 days.
June Cross' documentary The Old Man and the Storm will be broadcast in the U.S. on January 6, 2009 on many PBS stations. If you want to know more information about the film, go here.
Here's what I remember from the interview I just watched on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer:
The documentary is mostly about 82-year-old Herbert Gettridge and his family. Mr. Gettridge is a 5th-generation New Orleans native. He and his extended family are working very hard to rebuild their homes. With their deep roots in New Orleans and Mr. Gettridge's extensive skills in home repair and master plastering, if he can't rebuild -- who could?
You can watch an excerpt from the film here.
I'm very much looking forward to watching this film. And rejoicing on January 20th. Stumble It!