Thursday, June 21, 2007

Aprés Katrina

"In the Sun," a six-song EP created to generate proceeds to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, was conceived by REM frontman Michael Stipe. This documentary, codirected by Stipe and Danny Clinch, presents interviews with many of the artists heard on the EP - including Chris Martin of Coldplay, the Black Eyed Peas' and Smashing Pumpkins alum James Iha - set against a visual narrative of Katrina's aftermath. What emerges is a revealing look at a region still fraught with human suffering and scarred by government neglect.

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