In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the citizens of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward weren’t about to watch their community disappear, even as government officials at all levels turned a blind eye to their plight. This story profiles community leaders fighting to rebuild the neighborhood sustainably and the outsiders – including renowned architect Bob Berkebile, and the organizations Global Green and Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” – that are working to make this possible. Season 3, Episode 5. Narrated by Brad Pitt. Directed by Tad Fettig.
Panel discussion moderated by Kevin Finneran, Editor, “Issues in Science and Technology Journal” and Director, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, a joint unit of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, follows each screening. Participants include Marina S. Moses, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, National Academy of Sciences.