In 2005, New Orleans media reported that a natural disaster had struck the city. The media’s inability to tell the truth was soon unravelled when the real reason behind the floods that caused widespread damage, was in fact not caused by a natural disaster at all. It was caused by manmade engineering errors. What happened in New Orleans could happen again in other cities across the United States.
Following two scientific investigators and one whistle-blower, The Big Uneasy reveals the true story of how and why the city was flooded. The film takes an inside look at how the disaster could have been avoided and how other major US cities are at risk.