[Videolib] NOVAC's 'The Drive'

Meghann Matwichuk (mtwchk@udel.edu)
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 16:13:01 -0400

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Hello All,

Given the recency of ALA Annual in New Orleans, I thought this 16 minute
video, produced by the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), might be
of interest. You can view a low-resolution stream of the video at the
link below. It follows a drive through the 9th Ward many months after
the storm, documenting the devastation. There are a number of other
short films about NOLA and the storm if you follow the YouTube link on
this page. I just purchased a bunch of copies on DVD (they're selling
at cost) so I can get one in our collection, in the public library, and
give them to folks who say "You were in NOLA? How was it?" The only
way to get a sense of what's happened there is to see it, so this is a
very important project. During Anderson Cooper's moving speech in NOLA,
he asked that we not forget what happened there. Sadly it seems that
most of the country is doing just that. Perhaps this video could be
used to remind people how much needs to be done yet.

/The Drive/
http://www.novacvideo.org/

Best,

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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Hello All,

Given the recency of ALA Annual in New Orleans, I thought this 16 minute video, produced by the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), might be of interest.  You can view a low-resolution stream of the video at the link below.  It follows a drive through the 9th Ward many months after the storm, documenting the devastation.  There are a number of other short films about NOLA and the storm if you follow the YouTube link on this page.  I just purchased a bunch of copies on DVD (they're selling at cost) so I can get one in our collection, in the public library, and give them to folks who say "You were in NOLA?  How was it?"  The only way to get a sense of what's happened there is to see it, so this is a very important project.  During Anderson Cooper's moving speech in NOLA, he asked that we not forget what happened there.  Sadly it seems that most of the country is doing just that.  Perhaps this video could be used to remind people how much needs to be done yet. 

The Drive
http://www.novacvideo.org/

Best,

*************************
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

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