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Land of Opportunity Film collection

Identifier: 779

Content Description

Land of Opportunity (2010) is a film, funded by the Ford Foundation and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, that chronicles the reconstruction of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina and the flooding which followed. The Land of Opportunity collection is made up of approximately 1500 hours of film footage on Mini DV and hard drives. The collection includes the completed documentary, outtake footage, and related production material for the project. The footage represents a diversity of perspectives on this unprecedented moment in our recent history, including African-American community organizers in devastated neighborhoods, public housing residents fighting for the right to return to their homes, displaced residents struggling to rebuild their lives, urban planners re-imagining New Orleans neighborhoods, and immigrant workers helping to rebuild the city. Both community events and private conversations are captured in the footage. Some of the organizations represented include the now defunct ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), People’s Hurricane Relief Fund, and Housing Authority of New Orleans.


  • Other: 2006-2013



15.0 Terabytes

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Good condition



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Repository Details

Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

6823 Saint Charles Avenue
Tilton Hall, Tulane University
New Orleans LA 70118 US
(504) 862-3222