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Hollywood's Greatest Trick

Visual effects artists are responsible for some of the most iconic moments in movie history.  The top 10 highest grossing films of 2016 all contained computer generated imagery.  But while Hollywood's profits grow, the visual effects artists struggle for fair pay, representation and recognition beyond the most prestigious award in film - an Oscar.

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Hurricane Katrina + 10: Community server

Mercedes Carranza, a Gulfport restaurant owner, helped acclimate Hispanic families from Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico to a post-Katrina Coast when they arrived to help rebuild South Mississippi. (Ali Rizvi/McClatchy)
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Hurricane Katrina + 10: Community server

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Hurricane Katrina + 10: Police Chief

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Hurricane Katrina + 10: Grieving daughter

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Hurricane Katrina + 10: Katrina baby