Political operative Barbara Lacen-Keller denouncing some New Orleans electoral dirty tricks.
What happens when America’s most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting of “Getting Back to Abnormal,” a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.

POV: Getting Back to Abnormal, Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

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