I'm Carolyn Parker

Next on POV: The U.S. broadcast premiere of I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful, a portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans and the story of Carolyn Parker, a lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward who is fighting for the right to rebuild her home and community.

Watch it now on your iPhone or iPad, or watch it on PBS stations starting this Thursday, September 20, 2012 (Check your local listings ») or free online starting Friday, September 21, for a limited time.

View the teaser for the documentary I’m Carolyn Parker.
U.S. Broadcast Premiere: Thursday, September 26, 2012, on POV.

In 2005, Academy Award®-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil-rights activist. I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful is Demme’s intimate account of Parker’s five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community — and her life.

Whether you watch the film on your mobile device, on our website or on television, visit POV’s I’m Carolyn Parker companion site to share your reaction, for additional video, including an extended interview with Jonathan Demme, and for more interactive features.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.