Source: Breitbart via NY Post
Danny Glover, busy these days with filming a movie about Haitian revolution leader Toussaint Louverture with funding from controversial Venezeulan president Hugo Chavez, is also working on a documentary film from a couple from New Orleans.The film chronicles their survival of Hurricane Katrina. Cindy Adams reports:
April 18, 2008 — DANNY Glover produced Sundance’s Grand Prize-winning/standing ova tion-winning “Trouble the Water,” about the survival of a New Orleans rapper and her streetwise husband trapped by Katrina. Actor/producer Danny Glover, whose humanitarian awards include Lifetime Achievement from Amnesty International, is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
“I’m born and raised in San Francisco. I live 10 blocks away from where I was born,” said Danny. “I first saw New Orleans 15 years ago at Mardi Gras and was part of a civil rights program there a year and a half before Katrina.”
And his involvement in this New Orleans-based documentary?
“I saw this documentary in rough form. It follows one couple who, despite what they were going through, grabbed a $20 camera and shot home footage of everything. Even interviewing people. I was so moved that I raised money from two investors. My objective was to make it so everyone would see it. Running time is 90 minutes, and we now intend to show it theatrically.”
And life for Danny Glover apart from his documentary? “I worked for John Edwards. He was my choice at the time. Now I’m just actively getting young people to vote. I love the excitement of acting. I have three films coming out: ‘Blindness,’ ‘Night Train’ and ‘Gospel Hill.’ I’m working with Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. My real love is my 4-year-old grandson who was born Jan. 15, Martin Luther King’s birthday. I picked him up this morning at 8 and took him to preschool. He tries to mouth ‘grandfather’ but can’t, so he calls me ‘Baba,’ which in other cultures means grampa.”
And then Danny Glover called me back. “Please mention the name of the couple, Kim and Scott Roberts. Also the directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal.”
I hung up before he spelled the name of his grandkid’s romper room teacher.