G-Unit rapper and New Orleans native Kidd Kidd recently released New Warleans: Katrina 10 Years Later, a half hour documentary addressing the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina and the progress the city of New Orleans has made since 2005.
Alongside Atlanta-based photographer Cam Kirk and director Eddie Mensore, Kidd Kidd revisits the streets of New Orleans to speak with a string of individuals including his barber, his mother and former New Orleans city councillor Oliver Thomas about Katrina’s impact.
“My motivation for putting this together was one thing: THE CITY itself, period,” Kidd Kidd says in a statement to The FADER. “Even if Katrina wouldn’t have happened, I still would’ve been putting this together. I want to use my voice to bring the issues going on to the forefront.
“I chose everyday people to help get my point across–the people that most media can’t get to, or that they don’t care to reach—but these are the real representatives for what’s going on,” Kidd Kidd adds.
In addition, Kidd Kidd says that he hopes to get involved with the work that’s needed.
“If this reaches the right people who are willing to help make changes—I’m willing to go down there myself with them and work on things, whether it’s a donation or volunteering/community activism,” Kidd Kidd says. “I’m donating from anything I sell to give back to my community, to the schools and to wherever it needs to go. I’m putting my money and my time where my mouth is.”
New Warleans: Katrina 10 Years Later can be viewed below:
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