New Orleans documentary on AOL’s Blackvoices

March 15, 2006

New Orleans documentary on AOL’s Blackvoices
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:36 AM ET

By Chris Marlowe

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – America Online’s AOL Black Voices is set to screen the feature documentary “New Orleans: My Home, My Life, My Love” Monday as the centerpiece of its Hurricane Katrina-related broadband package.

Other content includes original articles, photo essays and exclusive reportage covering the aftermath of the natural disaster. The special section of also offers extensive opportunities for community involvement and interaction.

Director Jamie Balthazar said the initiative is a “unique opportunity to share these true, often heartbreaking stories” with an audience larger than most independent filmmakers could reach.

“This is a fantastic platform to build interest in this documentary,” she said. “We’re looking forward to working with AOL to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by Hurricane Katrina.”

The movie will be shown in seven installments available on-demand and free of charge. Each chapter will remain archived and accessible for viewing after its debut. has more than 2.8 million unique visitors a month, according to Janet Rolle, wvp and general manager of AOL Black Voices. The service also can be accessed through and is part of the company’s ad-supported services that do not require a subscription.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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