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Five years after Hurricane Katrina Spike Lee takes a look at life in New Orleans in his latest project

Filmmaker Spike Lee’s “If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise,” is one of several specials that will air over the next week to mark the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. This sequel is four hours long, and will air on Monday and Tuesday nights on HBO.

Lee talks about the source of the name for this special.

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 Hurricane Katrina left 1800 people dead and caused billions of dollars in damage. Thousands of properties are stillunoccupied.

Lee’s new film also takes a look at the resilience of the residents of New Orleans who are also now  dealing with the aftermath of the BP Gulf oil spill.

Here is a preview of the special.


Make sure you watch it Monday and Tuesday night at 9 pm on HBO


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