Released: August 22nd Genre: Documentary Rating: 15 Trailer: Click here The Film - Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, this astonishingly powerful documentary is at once horrifying and exhilarating. Directed and produced by Fahrenheit 9/11and Bowling for Columbine producers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Trouble the Watertakes you inside Hurricane Katrina in a way never before seen on screen. The film opens the day before the storm makes landfall—just blocks away from the French Quarter but far from the New Orleans that most tourists knew. Kimberly Rivers Roberts, an aspiring rap artist, is turning her new video camera on herself and her 9th Ward neighbors trapped in the city. “It’s going to be a day to remember,” Kim declares. As the hurricane begins to rage and the floodwaters fill their world and the screen, Kim and her husband Scott continue to film their retreat to higher ground and the dramatic rescues of friends and neighbors. The filmmakers document the couple’s return to New Orleans, the devastation of their neighborhood and the appalling repeated failures of government. Weaving an insider’s view of Katrina with a mix of verité and in- your-face filmmaking, Trouble the Wateris a redemptive tale of self-described street hustlers who become heroes—two unforgettable people who survive the storm and then seize a chance for a new beginning. The Verdict - As far as disaster movies go, Trouble The Water is as real as they come. There are no trained actors here. There is no star gazing Hollywood plot nor team written script. Just a unexpected harrowing turn of events that left hundreds stranded and homeless or even worse - left for dead. All filmed by two brave souls, failed and neglected by their country, on a single camcorder. The raw footage that depicts their struggle not only as a couple, but as a society, as they fight to rebuild whats left of their town without aid or support, amongst complete chaos is truly hard-hitting .Trouble The Water is by the far one of the most eye opening, unforgiving and opinion altering documentaries of the year.