Friday, February 27, 2015

'When the Levees Broke'

Write an Eight (8) line reaction to the documentary When the Levees Broke.  What do you think of what we've seen so far in the film?  Why do you feel the way you do?  Be sure to respond to at least two other student responses to receive credit.

36 comments:

  1. I think it's just crazy how the people of New Orleans had too wait around for a whole week for any real help with the disaster. It made me really mad to see that Canada which is not only another country, but a country that is not even on the same side as Louisiana, made it down to the disaster area before the President could even fuel up Air Force 1. It's also dumb that George Bush was to much of a coward to just go directly into the city and find out what was going on, not only did his administration claim to not have any knowledge of the disaster, when he finally jumped on the plane a whole week later, he went to Alabama. -__-....Orrion

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    1. Good job ryan, I really liked whatever you're talking about and it looks real interesting to read squad team mate
      -Aamir

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    2. Exactly how I feel about President Bush, and I was also mad how people in control didn't even know what happen in New Orleans.
      -Dat

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  2. Well I wasn't here yesterday but I can assure you that I bet it was really interesting and exciting to watch. I wish I was here to watch the video with the squad.
    -AAmir

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    1. yea, you missed out bull-orrion

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    2. You should have more information and you should try you best to answer the Donow, even if you were not here. AYE

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  3. I never knew how bad the flood was in New Orleans. I feel the government didn't really care but it's their fault for not leaving the area. But then I realize some people don't have access to TV or have the money to leave the area. I felt sad and hated how no one helped them in the beginning of the film. I was surprise the film showed dead people since this is school but it was powerful and meaningful on how the hurricane affected so many people.
    -Dat Ly

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    1. WOW really great respond. Aye

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    2. I agree with you and how thee government didn't really try to help.. -saf

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    3. I agree the government didnt really help. - Tashia

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  4. I didn't see the rest of the whole documentary but I did see the first three parts. It was such a tragedy and very emotional for the people that went through it. Some lost brothers, sisters, mom, dad, aunts, uncles. I cant imagine going through what they went through. The part that stood our for me was the act of kindness everyone gave away. The government on the other hand help on some point but I feel as if it wasn't enough. -Saf

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    1. Yes, it was a very tragic event.
      -Seihrahbi

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    2. I agree, the citizens all showed kindness to one another even in such a delicate state. - Taryana Peterson

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    3. I agree, it was very tragic with all of the deaths that went on. - Tashia

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    4. yea it wasn't enough help they gave the bare minimum ~Leah

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  5. AYE
    my reaction to this document is that people are going through a tough time and the government are not help them out like five days, and they only bring package lunch for people and water. all the people want to move out of the area and asked to send a bus but they only send school bus. that is really sad for the people who is going through a tough times. i seen stuff that is not good to see like people are crying for help and other stuff.

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    1. Good job aye, your do now caught my eye lol, don't mind me I'm flexin but good job with your do now.
      -AAamir

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    2. The sad part is that they only feed half of the people and they didn't even know there were more people.
      -Dat

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  6. The documentary Levees Broke was about the hurricane Katrina, which had a biggest impact in the city of New Orleans. People's houses were destroyed, several people died, Superbowl podium was flooded, and everything was just destructive. After the hurricane people were still in trouble because of the flood. water were about there house, government didn't do much to rescue them but US national Chose guard put there life in line to rescue the people, but many local people step up to the plate and help there own bu putting there life in a line.

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    1. I agree with you on this one. -Saf

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    2. I agree it is one of the biggest impacts in New Orleans. -Raven

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  7. Tashia Walton

    "When the Leaves Broke" was a very sad, upsetting, but inspiring documentary. I say the documentary was sad and upsetting because from what I have seen in the film the people were going through hard times because of the flood and not getting the proper assistance from the government. I can also say the film was inspiring because the people in the communities were working together to help each other out. I feel like with out each other, they probably would not have been able to survive.

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    1. I agree with you
      -Ganga

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    2. I agree completely, the governments assistance was very slow and poorly coordinated. - Taryana Peterson

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  8. When the Levees Broke is a very devastating movie about the horrible storm hurricane Katrina. It shows terrifying footage of the storm, during the storm, and the after math. So far in the film, I think that this is a good way to get what really happened in the south and even in the government and what they were "doing" to help. I don't like watching what these people had to go through or hearing what they had experienced.
    -Seihrahbi

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  9. When the levees broke it was horrible because that is why so many people were flooded out their homes and in desperate need for help. What we've seen so far in the movie is heart breaking because there were so many people left deserted. I feel as though America waited five days to react and help with the natural disaster. It's astonishing to see how other countries want to help the people of America before the people of America do. ~Leah

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    1. I agree with you
      -Ganga

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  10. I think that flood changed many people life in different way. I can't imagine going through that kind of situation. I was angry to the government when i was watching the movie because they came to help after 7 days. I think that government would have come early if they we all Whites. People were stealing for food and cloths. I would have done the same thing if i was in their position.
    -Ganga Bajgai

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    1. i agree with you man! The stupid government doesn't cared about those people... TapaN

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  11. So far I have seen catastrophe all in this movie. People were warned to leave the city because the hurricane was proved to be dangerous but many did not leave because of financial circumstances. The government was days late helping the survivors of the hurricane. The first two days helicopters were filming survivers in the ghetto and instead of trying to go down and help them they just flew away. I believe that the government is just backwards as ever. We are so quick to go and help government in other countries but we cant even provide for our own selves when we're going through a crisis. It seemed like Bush did not care at all what was going on. I mean yeah he was on tv saying that he was going to help but it took him 7 days to finally take action. In those 7 days tons of people had already died. - Taryana Peterson

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    1. I agree with what you have seen. -Raven

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    2. agreed the government should have helped more than they did. fab

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  12. Watching this documentary is heart breaking. When the levees broke in New Orleans there was a warning that this would be a level 5 hurricane . But no one knew how bad it would have been. There was supposed to be a government evacuation and there wasn't. The 9th ward was effected terribly houses were getting flooded to the attacks. This really gets me thinking the government knew what was to come. It was known that most people in New Orleans were poor ,disabled and didn't have transportation. To see dead bodies floating , kids hungry, disabled people not getting the care they needed. I'm disappointed in the government.

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  13. In the documentary it talked about how Hurricane Katrina hit and how the government didn't deal with the disaster like it was a state of emergency, it was as though they were a forgotten city. People were drowning because the flood was higher than 20ft. They were treated like animals for 4 days before they were rescued and taken to a safe place. The coast guard was singled out because of their heroic actions to help save many lives. -Raven

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  14. well thought out response, i like how you mention the situation after the hurricane..TapaN

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