Year 3 Katrina: Outspoken Group to Release Eye Popping Video

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Responding to the rampant rumors after Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal flood protection, a New Orleans-based group has produced a weapon they hope will shatter the myth goblins, and reveal that nearly half the American population is "in the same boat" as New Orleans.

On the eve of the anniversary of the worst engineering failure in US history, the New Orleans-based group levees.org will release its latest weapon.

On August 28, the flood protection non profit group will launch the new short film "The Katrina Myth: The Truth about a Thoroughly Unnatural Disaster" which goes after and obliterates the destructive and unfair myths they say are slowing the region's recovery.

Hurricane Katrina passed just east of New Orleans three years ago on August 29, 2005 and caused the region's poorly designed and built levee system to collapse. The flood protection in the New Orleans area is by federal mandate, the responsibility of the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

The New Orleans Premiere of the 10-minute documentary is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and guests are strongly encouraged to make a reservation. Everyone is invited to come out and show their support for the new film, levees.org and justice for New Orleans. The anniversary event will begin with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and the tunes of the live jazz band "Some Like It Hot." After a short walk down memory lane to reminisce on the progress of levees.org, the 10-minute documentary will make its debut. There will also be an after-show discussion.

Simultaneous with the live premiere in New Orleans, screenings of the film will take place at over seventy (70) locations all across the country including New York, Illinois, Texas and California. A total of twenty different states will be represented. The nationwide screenings are meant to bring awareness about the levees to the whole country.

What: Documentary premiere, "The Katrina Myth; the truth about a thoroughly unnatural disaster"
When: Thursday August 28, 2008
Where: Touro Synagogue, Jacobs Social Hall, 4238 St. Charles Avenue, uptown New Orleans (secure parking at Carondelet and Gen. Pershing)
6:30 Light food, drinks and music
7:30 Presentation, the movie screening and after-show discussion.

Seating will be limited so it's necessary to reserve in advance. To reserve a place, go to levees.org or call 504-269-2650.

Levees.Org was founded in November of 2005 by Sandy Rosenthal, 51, and her son Stan, then 15, while living in Lafayette, Louisiana after evacuating from New Orleans. The organization now numbers over 20,000 members. The mission is education that metro New Orleans was destroyed not by a natural disaster, but by the worst engineering failure in the world since Chernobyl.

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