|Title:||Still Standing: A Youth Organizers Television Documentary On Hurricane Katrina|
|Author:||Youth Organizers Television|
|Co-authors:||YO-TV / Educational Video Center|
Still Standing is an intimate portrayal of the challenges faced by Katrina survivors as they rebuild their lives in New York City and in New Orleans. Still Standing puts a human face to the stories of corruption and incompetence that jeopardize the lives and well-being of Katrina survivors six months after the storm. Daina is a single mother looking for housing, employment and the chance to reunite with her children; while Bilal's post-Katrina experiences drive him to become politically active. Bilal's mother, Ms. Gertrude, is a New Orleans homeowner caught in a real estate frenzy. Still Standing reveals familiar issues in American urban 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.