Women of the Storm
Director: Wesley Shrum
Producer: Wesley Shrum
Editor: Carolina Loreto
Cinematographer: Wesley Shrum
Synopsis: Are women better at civic activism than men? Hundreds of civic groups emerged after Hurricane Katrina, but one was particularly notable, bringing together women across race and class to lobby Congress for the rebuilding of New Orleans. Through strategy sessions and insider footage of Congressional meetings, “Women of the Storm” asks why they were successful, how they coped with setbacks, and their reasons for shifting to a broader agenda.
Screening Time: October 24th 12:15 pm
Wesley Shrum (Director/Producer/Cinematographer) - Dr. Wesley Shrum is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Video Ethnography Laboratory at Louisiana State University. He has been making documentaries since 2002. He is also Director of the Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France and the Fringe Performance Archive of the National Library of Scotland.