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Media events to mark on your calendars

Posted by schroeder915 on January 5, 2007

Two upcoming media events that merit attention:

Left Behind: The Story of the New Orleans Public Schools
January 10th, 7:30pm
Canal Place Cinema

It’s one of the best documentaries about New Orleans I’ve seen. WTUL’s Community Gumbo (91.5 FM) will feature an interview with Vince Morelli, one of the film’s directors, Saturday, January 6th, at 9:00 a.m.

And just in time for Mardi Gras (February 20th) …

New Orleans
The American Experience
February 12th

An interesting map on the American Experience site traces the development of New Orleans neighborhoods along with improved drainage made possible by the Wood screw pump:


That reminds me — Carnival season starts again tomorrow! Whoosh! Once again, the arrival of Carnival season comes at a time when we really could use something positive to look forward to.

Laissez la révolution roulez!


New Orleans topography and flooding

P.S.: Notwithstanding the fact that I’ve been saving this post as I’ve been writing it, I’m about to make a third attempt to publish after having to retrieve lost copies by hitting the browser “Back” button and re-writing the recovered post. I’ve seen this happen enough in the past that I’m convinced now it isn’t just a passing glitch, it’s a systemic problem. is not succeeding lately in endearing me to them over Blogger.

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Left Behind: The story of the New Orleans Public School System

Posted by schroeder915 on December 6, 2006

It’s one of the most important films about New Orleans. Go.

Left Behind: the story of the New Orleans Public School System
Tuesday, December 5th
Canal Place Cinemas
7:30 pm.
Admission is $10 and seating is limited


A second screening at Canal Place is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30


A 90-minute documentary directed by Vince Morelli and Jason Berry which was shot before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, telling the story of three African-American high school seniors as they navigate through their final year in “the worst public school system in America.” The film examines the core of our American values, the framework by which we live, and how our most vaunted beliefs and government policies have played a role in our nation’s shame.

Posted in Film, Government Corruption, New Orleans, Public Schools | 2 Comments »