The day before the storm makes landfall, 24-year-old aspiring rap artist Kimberly Roberts turns a hi-8 video camera on herself, her husband Scott, and their neighbors stranded in New Orleans. Directors/producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal open the film with chilling footage and follow the couple's 2-year journey as they face armed soldiers, bungling bureaucrats, and an uncertain future. This film tells the redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes - 2 unforgettable people who survive the disaster and then seize a chance for a new beginning.
Kimberly Rivers Roberts,Scott Roberts
TROUBLE THE WATER is an extremely visceral account which begins from the perspective of a couple (aspiring rap artist Kimberly Roberts and her husband Scott Roberts) who filmed their neighborhood the day before and the day of Hurricane Katrina with a camcorder they had bought on the street a week earlier. This story of survival under extreme conditions touches on issues of race and class and the stratification of our society, and speaks to anyone interested in the `state of our union' and the upcoming election.