“If you look at everything from the way Road Home money was administered to the way FEMA behaved – not just in the immediate aftermath but in the months and years since – and now in terms of the state and local government and what they’re doing in terms of everything from zoning issues to the hospitals – that city’s enduring and trying to find its way home on its own and without illusion anymore about what the country is, how hollow America actually is when it comes to certain things, and I find that to be interesting and admirable, and it’s kind of what I want to pay attention to now.
I’d suggest reading the whole thing. I’m looking forward to watching this. Living in Baltimore and seeing The Wire filmed directly below my warehouse space truly brought home the realities of a broken American city. I can’t wait to see what he does for the reality of living in one of America’s lost cities.