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PEFF : I'm Carolyn Parker - The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful
Date/time:Jan 27 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighborhood as Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans in the summer of 2005. She was also the first to return to her flood-devastated community with what many thought was the impossible dream of bringing her ruined home back to life. This documentary takes viewers deep inside Parker’s personal biography as a child born in the ’40s, teenager on the front lines in the Civil Rights movement, cook-turned-chef in the hotel industry and one of the most outspoken voices in the fight for every resident’s right to return home after Katrina. An inspiring portrait of an extraordinary woman, the film follows Parker as she faces her challenges with unbridled wit, spirituality and an abiding sense of social justice. Learn more about the film at imcarolynparker.com.
Directed by Jonathan Demme. Presented in partnership with American Documentary/POV.
Producer Daniel Wolff, author of The Fight for Home: How Parts of New Orleans Came Back, and Kyrah Julian, Ms. Parker’s daughter who is featured in the film, will participate in a post-screening Q&A.