Spike Lee is set to direct the second installment of his documentary cataloging the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
The director’s first production on the tragedy, “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts”, received three Emmys including exceptional merit in nonfiction filmmaking and outstanding directing for nonfiction programming.
Now the follow-up to the program will focus on revisiting some of the people who appeared in the original “Levees” to track their progress.
Following tracking down people from the original, the documentary will also look at the progress and failures in education, housing and population relocation, as well as spotlight New Orleans’ indomitable spirit.
The film will also venture outside of the city to visit the devastated Gulf Coast area.
HBO will team up with Lee and his production company40 Acres and a Mule in producing the film.
Shooting for the documentary has begun will air on HBO this summer.