Trouble the Water



Directed by Tia Lessin & Carl Deal

Louverture Films is an Executive Producer

festivals & AWARDS

  • Nominated, Emmy Award® 2010 - Outstanding Informational Programming: Long Form
  • Nominated, Emmy Award® 2010 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research
  • Nominated, Academy Award® 2009 - Best Documentary Feature
  • Nominated, Producers Guild of America 2009
  • Nominated, NAACP Image Awards 2009 - Outstanding Documentary
  • Best Documentary, Gotham Independent Film Awards 2009
  • Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2008
  • Grand Jury Award, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2008
  • Special Jury Prize, SilverDocs 2008
  • MoMA/Film Society of Lincoln Center New Directors/New Films 2008

Feature documentary that takes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film features Kimberly and Scott Roberts, a young couple living on the margins who survive the flooding of their city, recording their experience in a chilling video diary. Weaving fly on the wall and in-your-face filmmaking with home video footage and archival news, this is a redemptive tale of two unforgettable people who are surviving not only failed levees, bungling bureaucrats and armed soldiers, but also a system that has failed them.