In Spike Lee’s lens
Filmmaker includes Coast in documentary

GULFPORT — Filmmaker Spike Lee said he is determined to find out what has happened to South Mississippians since Katrina made landfall here Aug. 29, 2005.

Lee was in Gulfport and surrounding cities Wednesday, filming a follow-up to his 2006 Katrina documentary “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.”

The new film, “If God is Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise,” will focus on the progress and failures in education, housing and population relocation, and will spotlight the spirit of South Mississippi residents.