As we roll through another hurricane season, the memories of the last major weather disaster come flooding back. Horrific images of a Katrina-ravaged New Orleans seared themselves into our collective memory in 2005, and for many of the once-stunning citys denizens, the wounds have not yet healed. Upper Ninth Ward resident Ms. Pearl gave her time, her unflagging effort, and her home to restore her city to its former glory. Her story has been captured in an acclaimed documentary called Kamp Katrina. Presented in cooperation with Hands On Miami, the screening begins at 8:30 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Admission is complimentary tonight. Call 305-67-FILMS, or visit www.mbcinema.com.
A culturally enriching screening series continues at the Wolfsonian (1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Throughout the month of August, the museum is offering Colonial Legacies in African Film, a collection of movies that reveal evolving and independent African societies. Tonights screening is Mortu Nega, a 1998 movie set in a freshly independent Guinea-Bissau. The title of the film translates to the one death did not want, and the protagonist must find ways to continue living in a country devastated by five centuries of Portuguese colonization and a decade of armed strife. The screening begins at 7:00. Admission is $10. Call 305-531-1001, or visit www.wolfsonian.org.
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