BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober

Getting Back to Abnormal

Getting Back to Abnormal
USA/ 2012/ 1 t. 32 min.
Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Paul Stekler, Peter Odabashian
Andrew Kolker
Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Peter Odabashian, Paul Stekler
Walking to New Orleans

Four filmmakers unite to present a close look at the tense political and cultural climate in New Orleans during the election for City Council in 2010. Five years after Hurricane Katrina left the city in a state of chaos and devastation, New Orleans is a city in the midst of drastic change. It is a community which is both united and divided by its considerable socio-economic and cultural differences, and where Mardi Gras still takes its place as if nothing had happened.


Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, Paul Stekler, Peter Odabashian

American directors LOUIS ALVAREZ, ANDREW KOLKER, PETER ODABASHIAN, and PAUL STEKLER have been working together on and off for almost three decades, creating several documentaries about American life, culture and politics. Among the films they have made together, we find such titles as VOTE FOR ME: POLITICS IN AMERICA (1996), PEOPLE LIKE US: SOCIAL CLASS IN AMERICA (2001) and THE ANTI-AMERICANS (2007).