University of Lynchburg and Alliance Francaise of Lynchburg will host Dr. Dominique Gendrin for a discussion about the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and how an HBO series affects the way people understand the story.
Dr. Gendrin is a co-editor of the volume HBO’s Treme and Post-Katrina Catharsis: The Mediated Rebirth of New Orleans. He will discuss the book and the racialization of urban spaces in post-Katrina New Orleans on Thursday, April 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Sydnor Performance Hall.
HBO’s Treme ran four seasons from 2010 to 2013. The series told the story of everyday New Orleans residents who refused to abandon their flooded neighborhoods. The show depicted how rich traditions and culture bound people together and inspired them to rebuild. Dr. Gendrin’s book examines the impact of the TV series in helping people understand life in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane.