Friday, March 30, 2007

Spike Lee to add another chapter to the Katrina story

Spike Lee is in town, and he's bringing good news for the forgotten victims of Hurricane Katrina in southern Mississippi.

"He's going to do at least one more chapter on examining Katrina, and he's going to focus more on Southern Mississippi," Tiner said.

Or at least that's what Lee told Stan Tiner, the editor and vice president of The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Miss.

"I was at breakfast this morning, and I looked up, and Spike Lee sat down next me," Tiner said.

Tiner spoke to Lee for awhile and complimented him on his documentary about Katrina's effects on New Orleans entitled "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts."

He proceeded to discuss with Lee the fact that Mississippi had received very light press coverage compared with Louisiana.

Tiner said Lee was already aware of the devastation that the area had been dealt at the hands of 30-foot storm surges, and the neglect that the federal government has allegedly shown in aiding the victims of the hurricane.

The aftermath of the tragedy continues to play out across the region, and the "Requiem" is not over yet.


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