This poignant story follows a tribe of survivors from the Rockaway Peninsula in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. When the tides intruded and stripped this neighborhood of earthly possessions, its residents held tightly to their faith in humanity.
"A disaster that turned into a mission that turned into a movie." - The New York Times
"Rockaway has better Angels on their side." - New York Daily News
The documentary short chronicles one street's recovery while elsewhere everything is back to normal. Just 23.8 miles away from Manhattan, on Beach 119th Street in The Rockaways, neighbors joined together to deal with the trauma associated with cherished possessions lost. The residents were cut off from help with no power, water, gasoline or heat, for weeks after the storm. The documentary explores the story of the residents of Beach 119th Street coming together as a tribe of real life survivors, thankful to those who answered their pleas for help.
Executive Producers: Marcie Allen, Jessica Beutler, Nate Parienti
Directed By: Marcie Allen, Jessica Beutler
Edited By: Danny Clark, Eli Tishberg
Written By: Shannon Simpson Bevins
Photography By: Jon Heller
Music By: Foo Fighters ("Home"), The Gaslight Anthem ("National Anthem"), Cary Brothers ("Take Your Time") and Mike Mushok - Staind