[URBANTH-L]Our documentary now on PBS !

Browne,Kate Kate.Browne at ColoState.EDU
Wed Aug 22 18:34:35 EDT 2007

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce that our new documentary, Still Waiting, Life
After Katrina, is airing on most PBS stations around the country beginning
this week and and on into September. I have attached a 30 second trailer and
the PBS schedules indicating where and when it will be shown (though these
times can change). Our website is:


The film is a collaborative project of two-time Emmy winning filmmaker Ginny
Martin, and Kate Browne, Afro-Creole specialist and professor of
anthropology at Colorado State University. Still Waiting was filmed between
October 2005 and March 2007 and was funded by National Science Foundation,
Colorado State University and by Women in Film.

The unusual size and interconnectedness of the 155-member family portrayed
in this film point to a cultural truth that, while unfamiliar in most of the
US, resonates strongly in the New Orleans area. The group¹s well-knotted
bonds of love and reciprocity function like an emotional ecosystem, capable,
it seems, of absorbing the profound betrayal of nature and ³the system.² But
as the story of their evacuation to Dallas gives way to the story of their
return to the bayou and the unexpected difficulties they face, the hopes of
reclaiming life as it once existed look increasingly remote.

Still Waiting draws viewers into the remarkable story of resilience, family,
and attachment to place.

I hope you get a chance to watch it!

Kate Browne

Katherine E. Browne
Department of Anthropology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1787

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