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Documentary - Completed 2008

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Director(s)
    • Lewis STIEFEL
    • Synopsis
    • In February, 2007, one and a half years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast, a New York-based interfaith group of volunteers, ages 12-75, traveled to Mississippi to help in the relief effort. The group helps to restore the home of a family and remove debris from a snake/insect-infested bayou where 7 houses lay in thousands of pieces. Interviews with the family, the volunteers, and other Mississippi residents sum up the emotional and physical toll the storm has taken on everyone involved. This film is testimony to the resiliency of the people of Mississippi who continue to cope with the aftermath of the nation's largest natural disaster and the kindness of strangers who are offering them hope amid difficult conditions. Because of the overwhelming amount of destruction, it could take 10-20 years to rebuild the Mississippi coast. Volunteers will continue to be instrumental in the rebuilding effort amid the slow and inadequate response of the government.