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"When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts" (2006)
I wouldn't want to cost the world "Do the Right Thing," yet watching this harrowing look at the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, then adding it to its sequel, "If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don't Rise," plus his 1997 film "4 Little Girls," I can't help but imagine a reality where Spike Lee had always been a documentary filmmaker. The medium plays to so many of his strengths, as evidenced particularly through the way he interweaves footage of the storm and its aftermath with sober, heartbreaking accounts of those who survived it. Even by the lofty standards of HBO documentaries, it's special.