Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal recount a surprising tale of heroism amid tragedy in New Orleans, where a wannabe rapper and her husband brave the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina to rescue their neighbors. Featuring live video diary footage from the couple, the Oscar-nominated documentary is both a poignant portrait of a family's will to survive and a startling portrayal of Katrina's devastating power.
Netflix Rating: 3.7
NYT Critics' Pick
Kimberly Roberts, the dynamo at the center of the documentary "Trouble the Water," didn't wait out the storm from her home in the Lower Ninth Ward; she chased it.
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