The Fight for Home
Enhanced Edition (A collaboration with Jonathan Demme)
by Daniel Wolff
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The Fight for Home: Enhanced E-book Edition is an unprecedented collaboration between Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme and prize-winning author Daniel Wolff.Created especially for video-capable e-readers, with over 30 short film clips, this enhanced edition offers an exclusive look at raw footage from the streets and living rooms of New Orleans -an intimate, behind-the-scenes view of both a ground-breaking piece of non-fiction and an exciting, ongoing documentary film project.
After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans became ground zero for the reinvention of the American city, with urban planners, movie stars, anarchists, and politicians all advancing their competing visions for recovery. Meanwhile, residents and volunteers on the ground struggled to build the foundations of a new New Orleans.
For over five years, author Daniel Wolff has documented an amazing cross section of the city in upheaval: a born-again preacher with a ministry of ex-addicts, a former Black Panther organizing for a new cause, a single mother "broke as a joke" in a FEMA trailer. The Fight for Home chronicles their battle to survive not just the floods, but the corruption that continues and the base-level emergency of poverty and neglect. From ruin to limbo to triumphant return, Wolff offers an intimate look at the lives of everyday American heroes. As these lives play out against the ruined local landscape and an emerging national recession, The Fight for Home becomes a story of resilience and hope.The Fight for Home is their story, a story that begins after a national disaster and continues into a national recession. It's a story of survival in a ruined landscape, and resistance to the poverty and neglect that helped make those ruins. As Americans across the country battle in their own fight for home, it's also a story of hope.
- Bloomsbury Publishing, August 2012
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