The Katrina Experience

A Compilation Of Short Films: Still Standing

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A filmmaker comforts her Colombian grandmother as they examine the wreckage of her home in Waveland, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Paola Mendoza feared that her grandmother, who cannot speak English, would be unable to navigate herself to safety during the storm and would have untold obstacles after it. The vulnerability of the foreign and the elderly is poignantly revealed, as well as this grandmother's surprisingly indomitable spirit.

GENRES - documentary