By Patrick Wall, Style Editor

T he images and videos have been burned into the American conscience: families separated by rising waters, survivors desperately searching for food and scrambling for shelter on rooftops. Even after four and a half years, the events of Hurricane Katrina remain an open wound on the American psyche.

To commemorate the tragic events, George Mason University will be screening Trouble the Water, a documentary chronicling the story of two survivors of the hurricane. Kimberly and Scott Roberts, the film’s creators and stars, will be at the Johnson Center Bistro at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 to talk about the documentary and their experiences in surviving the storm.

The documentary will be screened in the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, located in SUB I on Monday, March 22 from noon – 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 23 from noon – 7 p.m. and Wednesday, March 24 from noon – 5 p.m.

The screenings are free. The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Programs and Services, African and African American Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Amnesty International GMU, Black Student Alliance, Somali Student Association, Akoma Circle, George Mason University Department of Communications, Program Board Speakers Committee, George Mason University Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Center for Leadership and Communinty Engagement and University Life.