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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | A VILLAGE CALLED VERSAILLES | Film Clip #3 | PBS

Duration: 02:16
Program: Independent Lens #1126
Broadcast Date: May. 25, 2010

"Go get all of the boats and all of the water and all of the food and we will cook it together and eat as a community."

Welcome to Versailles, New Orleans--home to the densest ethnic Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. For over 30 years, its residents lived a quiet existence on the edge of New Orleans. But then came Hurricane Katrina, the immense garbage piles and the shocking discovery of a toxic landfill planned in their neighborhood. Watch as they fight back, turning a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance to build a better future.

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Post Date: May 24, 2010