"In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, two filmmakers, drawn together by outrage, take a sixty-day road trip from New England to New Orleans. Along the way they meet evacuees and witness the loss, dignity, perseverance and humor of people who have become exiles in their own country. The breakdown of trust between a government and its citizens, the influence of race, class, and gender, as well as the ethics of documentary filmmaking itself, form the backdrop for this universal story of the search for home" -- http://www.theaxeintheattic.com/about-synopsis.shtml
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features: optional audio commentary by Pincus & Small; 11 extended & deleted scenes (ca. 30 min. total); "Fast women, slow horses : the story of Richard Omes" short documentary film (10 min.); "Lower Ninth Ward" short documentary film (8 min.); interactive map of the journey; theatrical trailer (2 min.); Q&A session at the New Orleans Film Festival (11 min.); Q&A session at the Harvard School of Public Health (12 min.).
Principal cinematography, Ed Pincus ; editor, sound, and additional camera, Lucia Small ; original score, Todd Horton.
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