18 March 2006

AMAZING Video--New Orleans: My Home, My Life, My Love - A MUST SEE

Just this morning I received an email from a friend who is President of HRI, the company that owns and manages the American Can Company building in Mid City. His email provided a link to an 11 minute video showing the conditions in the American Can Company and Mid-City in the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina and the rescue of those trapped in the American Can. In addition to hitting very close to home, this is the some of the most powerful imagery I have seen about the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It is real and honest without being graphic or gratuitous. The retail businesses there can now reopen and owe it to the fortress-like construction of the American Can building. The people in this video owe much more than that to the American Can.

Because the American Can is such a Mid-City landmark this is absolutely essential viewing material for any resident of Mid-City and the American Can Company. There are a handful of expletives and a few intense images, so if you think you may be offended or if you do not want to revisit the memories of the storm this video is not for you.

In his email my friend wrote “There are many images of what happened post-Katrina in New Orleans which are engrained in the minds of the country. Hopefully, the positive images reflected in this video help change some negative memories. It sure had an impact on mine.”

The video can be seen by clicking here.


At March 19, 2006 8:25 AM, Blogger Marco said...

The rascism card has been used for good and bad and always will. But when the white people were put on the roof along with the black people and then choppers dropped...


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