Still Standing: An EVC Documentary on 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. Download the film’s study guide (PDF file)


Laurel_Awards (1)

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.

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Institutions & Libraries: $125.00, Community Nonprofits & K-12: $50.00