Update: This chat has ended (watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UusPtLn4if0). Thank you to all who participated and submitted questions.
Filmmakers Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler will join POV for a live video chat on POV’s Google+ page on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 12:30-1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM PT) to discuss their new documentary, Getting Back to Abnormal.
What happens when America’s most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for Getting Back to Abnormal, a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see. Official Selection of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. A co-production of ITVS.
Ask the filmmakers your questions by posting a comment below or on Google+.
Here is an overview of the event:
Where: Online on POV’s Google+ page
When: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, from 12:30-1:15 PM ET (9:30-10:15 AM PT).
Who: Filmmakers Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian and Paul Stekler will be the guests.
How: Go to the Google+ event page to watch the live video. Let us know you’re coming and get your questions in early by RSVPing on the Google+ event page. You can also leave your question as a comment on this post or by tweeting with the hashtag #docchat. If you are accessing the chat via a mobile device, you will need the Hangouts app which must be synced to YouTube. Download the app for iOS or Android devices. If you miss the event, revisit this page later for a recorded video of the discussion.
On Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10 PM, POV will present the national broadcast premiere of Getting Back to Abnormal on PBS (Check local listings). The film will be available for streaming on the POV website from July 15 to August 12, 2014.
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