Shipwrecked America


Short film - Documentary

Finished - Major

2016 - 52 min - Société - EN

Broadcasting date : RTBF - novembre 2016

Director : Alexandra Kandy Longuet

Screenplay : Alexandra Kandy Longuet

Producer : Eklektik Productions (BE), Crescendo Media Films (FR)

Partners : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Public Sénat, Shelter Prod, RTBF (Télévision belge),, ING

International sales : Cat & Docs


On the 29th of August 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the most violent storm in the history of the United States, ravages the city of New Orleans. The city’s entire population is displaced and the Crescent City is to be rebuilt completely.

The disaster provides an opportunity for the city’s renaissance on a fairer basis. But against all expectations, the storm quickly becomes an opportunity to run a neoliberal by intensifying drastically the economic, social and racial inequalities that existed before the storm.

Beyond New Orleans itself, plans for reconstruction uncover the divisions of a whole country where the gaps grow wider and wider despite the Obama presidency.

Technical information

Cinematographer : Caroline Guimbal

Sound : Alexandra Kandy Longuet, Jean-François Levillain

Editing : Julie Naas

Music : Manuel Roland

Unit manager : Kristina Schiman


Prix "LES ETOILES DE LA SCAM" 2017 / Paris / Juin 2017


One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival / République tchèque / mars 2017
Millenium - International Documentary Film Festival / Bruxelles / avril 2017
Festival Interférence de Lyon / France / Novembre 2017
Miradas Doc Market / Îles Canarie / janvier 2018
3e Nuit du Film Engagé / Guadeloupe / février 2018
Safire - Les étoiles du documentaire / France / février 2018
Cinéma sous les étoiles / Canada / juin & août 2018
Festival coupe circuit - Le festival online des réalités sociales / France / octobre & novembre 2018

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