dropping knowledge shot Chocolate City »we are here to stay« in New Orleans on January 31, 2006, 155 days after Katrina hit. Residents of the Lower Ninth Ward and Chalmette, two destroyed areas, tell how they have survived without promised help from the U.S. government. Chocolate City features the Common Ground Collective, an NGO in the Ninth Ward that provides relief and organizes against government efforts to take over homes, especially in Black-owned areas.
Chocolate city - we are here to stay
Director: Ralf Schmerberg
Producer: Stephan Vens
Director of photography: Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein, Ralf Schmerberg
Addtional camera: Sandra Schaede, Leander Rappmann
Reporter: Brenda Coughlin, Sandra Schaede
Edtior: Robert Kummer