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. Download the film’s study guide (PDF file)
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
CINE Golden Eagle, 2007
A film produced by high school students who participated in EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop, 2005.
Institutions & Libraries: $125.00, Community Nonprofits & K-12: $50.00