New Release: Not Broken DVD

Not Broken movie sceneWith the horrible tragedy in Japan continuing to unfold and those terrifying images of the water rushing into the country, we were interested to hear about a new documentary of a similar tragedy closer to home, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. More than a few documentaries have been made about that catastrophe, including next month’s release of Spike Lee’s If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, but Not Broken takes a different approach, looking at how faith helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Although the film is directed by a Roman Catholic priest and Dominican friar, Father Armando P. Ibanez, the movie reportedly is non-discriminating about which faiths helped the Katrina survivors. As Ibanez says in the press materials, “Our documentary is about the critical fabric of our humanity: spirituality and faith. … Faith, whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or whatever tradition, helped people through the catastrophe and is helping them heal and rebuild.”

An independent film by non-profit production company Pluma Pictures, Not Broken features the Kris Kristofferson song “Shipwrecked in the 80s.” In the press release, Kristofferson says, “This powerful, moving documentary of the Katrina disaster is a testament to the courage and integrity of the human spirit.”

The documentary wasn’t released in theaters, but it played in a few film festivals and racked up some honors, including the Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest-Houston.

Not Broken is available now on DVD, priced at $19.95.



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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.