Belly of the Basin
A Sisters' Eye on Media Production
A Documentary by Roxana Walker-Canton and Tina Morton
Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. // Runtime: 75 min.
Multimedia Room, DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Free and open to the public
Bombarded with sensationalized media coverage of Hurricane Katrina, audiences around the world watched as the media focused on the criminalization of African American survival as opposed to focusing on the overwhelming psychological and physical displacement and dislocation that the hurricane created for the black, indigenous, and poor communities affected by the hurricane. Through individual stories of survivors and volunteers, Belly of the Basin poses questions about the value of human life in relationship to race, class, and politics. Join the filmmaker in a post-screening discussion and Q & A.