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August 28, 2015
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Sierra Club

This is an inspiring story of a neighborhood united to return home, drink clean water and breath clean air. On August 29, 2005, the most costly hurricane in U.S. history killed nearly 2,000 people and turned the vibrant Gulf South into devastated ghost towns. Gulf communities have worked hard to move past the horror of the disaster but, nearly 10 years later, too many neighborhoods remain empty -- or rebuilt in a way that pushed out local communities.  This incredible short doc records the resilience of the residents of the Lower 9th Ward in rebuilding and working towards a sustainable community that is now one of the greenest neighborhoods, with the most residential solar, in the country.

Learn more about the  Katrina 10-Year Commemoration: Rebuild, Resist, Renew, a march, healing art event and Lower 9 Resilience Festival, in New Orleans on the 29th of August.

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