“A MUST-SEE FILM”

        THE BOSTON GLOBE


“ A DEVASTATING, first-hand account of life

in post-Katrina New Orleans, told from the mouths of babes who are surviving it under OUTRAGEOUS living conditions. SCALDING STUFF.

– NEW YORK NEWSDAY


“The images and observations are RAW and often PROFOUND, and the resilience of the youngster to push ahead while living in conditions of extraordinary squalor and decay

is DIFFICULT TO FORGET.”

FilmThreat.com


“ This film is especially IMPORTANT and POWERFUL in how it intimately reveals the desperate situation before the storm,

as well as afterward. ”

– PAUL GOLDBERGER 

Essayist, The New Yorker & N Y Times


Wade in the Water, Children is one of the TREASURES salvaged from the levee failures ”

– THE NEW ORLEANS GAMBIT WEEKLY


Without pretense, rhetoric, or analysis, their uncensored vision of life in Post-Katrina New Orleans is HEART-RENDING

– THE EAST HAMPTON STAR, NEW YORK





“a GREAT film” 

– AL GORE



A story that is funny, bitter, profane

and extraordinarily perceptive...

the film is a searing and heartbreaking portrait of the failures of New Orleans to help its most disadvantaged citizens both pre and post Katrina.”

– Educational Media Reviews Online


“ It is important that more people get to see this film. We never listen to children. Very COURAGEOUS work. ”

– LANI GUINIER 

Civil Rights Scholar, Harvard


This is why I started a film festival.

I am so proud to have this film shown here. ”

– TONI ROSS 

        Founder, The Hamptons Int’l Film Festival



“ A moving filmImportant, insightful, and rather HEARTBREAKING in how little has changed.”

– KATHLEEN TURNER



“ it’s INCREDIBLE... I want to hand a copy to EVERYONE I know.

– MAX SCHORR 

Publisher, GOOD Magazine




OFFICIAL SELECTION:

THE HAMPTONS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

THE NEWPORT INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

THE TEXAS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

Opening Night Film

THE NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL

HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL

Audience Award Winner

THE RADAR/HAMBURG FILM FESTIVAL

THE BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL

GOOD MAGAZINE’S Good December NYC




TELEVISION COVERAGE:

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The Students and Directors on CBS New Orleans

The FIlmmakers on DOCStock on PlumTV

Al Gore’s CURRENT TV - Special Short Version




Wade in the Water, Children

New Orleans Documentary 2009

Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbam

Bank Street Films

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NEW REVIEW Highly Recommended by Educational Media Reviews