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Still Standing: Hurricane Katrina



Still Standing provides an intimate portrayal of the challenges faced by Hurricane Katrina survivors six months after the storm.  Daina is a single mother looking for housing, employment, and the chance to reunite with her children.  Ms. Gertrude is a determined grandmother struggling to return home and rebuild.  Her son Bilal's post-Katrina experiences in New York City drive him to become politically active.  These three individual's stories reveal all-too familiar issues in urban American communities: the neglect of poor and minority neighborhoods, the inadequacy of public assistance to provide long-term solutions, and the struggles necessary to bring about positive change.


Still Standing: Hurricane Katrina

  • Film Info

    Year: 2005

    Run Time: 49:50

  • Film Festivals

    • Reel Teens Film Festival, Best Short Documentary, 2007
    • 7th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival, Jury Award, 2007
    • WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival, Bronze Remi Award, 2007
    • Columbia University National Undergraduate Film Festival, Outreach Award, 2008


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