"Still Waiting," a documentary that tells the story of three women who anchor a family of 150 people displaced from St. Bernard Parish, La., and their ensuing struggle to rebuild their community after Hurricane Katrina, will air at 8 p.m., Aug. 28 on Colorado PBS stations KRMA-6 in Denver, KTSC-8 in Pueblo and KRMJ-18 in Grand Junction.
In addition, the documentary will be shown at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Lyric Cinema Cafe, 300 E. Mountain St., Fort Collins. It will be shown again at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Lory Student Center Theatre on the main campus of Colorado State University.
The film is a collaborative work of Ginny Martin, two-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker, and Kate Browne, professor of anthropology at Colorado State University. Filmed between October 2005 and March 2007, the documentary chronicles the family’s journey following their evacuation to Dallas, Texas, and their eventual return home – an event both hopeful and heartbreaking – to the New Orleans area.
The documentary explores the meaning of home and the rituals and place that define a family, the role of faith in resilience, and finally the problems left in what remains of the parish: rebuilding homes and families under newly emerging racial strains, demographic changes and the emotional toll Katrina continues to take.
For more information about the documentary and to view a trailer of the film, visit online at http://www.stillwaiting.colostate.edu/. For the full press release on the documentary, visit http://newsinfo.colostate.edu/index.aspurl=news_item_display&news_item_id=462017935