If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise Directed by Spike Lee, this two-part, four-hour documentary revisits New Orleans five years after Katrina, and four years since the premiere of Lee's landmark, triple Emmy-winning HBO documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Featuring many of the principals seen in the first documentary, the new film opens with February's celebratory Super Bowl parade before delving into such issues as relocation, rebuilding, mental-health concerns, the current status of the levees, and the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on New Orleans.
IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE continues the story of the rebirth of the Big Easy, begun in Lee's epic, Emmy and Peabody-winning 2006 documentary "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts." Alongside the city's storied ability to celebrate life with unmatchable ebullience, Lee documents the successes and failures in the ongoing efforts to restore housing, health care, education, economic growth and law and order to a battered but unbowed community. More than 300 people share their stories.