Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans and America forever, but few know the stories and courage of what it was really like right after the greatest natural catastrophe in this country’s history. Now, 2 Time Oscar Winning Director Jonathan Demme and Award Winning Author Daniel Wolff will be sharing the intimate stories of life in the 9th Ward with the debut of their documentary “I’m Carolyn Parker” on PBS, September 20th, and Daniel has released an AMAZING book looking at the unique relationships and battles of survival and recovery called “The Fight For Home”.
“After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans became ground zero for the reinvention of the American city, with urban planners, movie stars, anarchists, and politicians all advancing their competing visions of recovery. In this wash of reform, residents and volunteers from across the country struggled to build the foundations of a new New Orleans.
For over five years, author Daniel Wolff has documented an amazing cross section of the city in upheaval: a born-again preacher with a ministry of ex-addicts, a former Black Panther organizing for a new cause, a single mother, “broke as a joke” in a FEMA trailer. The Fight for Home chronicles their battle to survive not just the floods, but the corruption that continues and the base-level emergency of poverty and neglect.
From ruin to limbo to triumphant return, Wolff offers an intimate look at the lives of everyday American heroes. A s these lives play out against the ruined local landscape and an emerging national recession, The Fight for Home becomes a story of resilience and hope.”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with Co-Producer of “I’m Carolyn Parker” and Award Winning Author Daniel Wolff in NYC to talk about making this extraordinary documentary with his friend and one of Hollywood’s great directors Jonathan Demme, the stories of survival, courage, resilience from the 9th Ward, who indeed is Carolyn Parker?, the true scene and devastation left behind from Katrina and soo much more!! I loved Daniel’s book, and can not wait to watch the documentary next week! Enjoy Kade Nation!!
Here is Daniel Wolff on Tavis Smiley right after me!
Here is the trailer for “I’m Carolyn Parker”. Extraordinary!