Michael Wyshock

Title:

One Year Later

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New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This experimental video documents the sequence of events
that occurred to crumble the levees of New Orleans from the perspectives of scientists, writers, and artists in Louisiana
one year after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. All of the footage was captured within one week on the anniversary of Katrina. Footage of the destruction, especially in the Lower 9th Ward, is juxtaposed with individual statements.

They forms are integrated into a compostion of black rushing water, drowning the viewer- a reference to the role of the oil
companies and how their operations have created landloss as well as making the Gulf Coast vulnerable to storms.