Still Waiting conveys the humanity of those impacted by Katrina and offers a unique teaching tool to address issues about family, community, gender, race, sense of place, the church, and an American betrayal.

The film is well suited for classes in:

The film does not set out to make a political argument about FEMA bungling or political gridlock or racial bias. Instead, it tells a dramatic story, one that takes place in the context of a large family over 18 months following the storm.

This slower, deeper look at black family life in the wake of devastation gives rise naturally to many themes of African American experience that provide powerful teaching opportunities in a post-Katrina context.

These themes include demonstrations of: