A film can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can inspire and, in the odd case, it can make you think. Whatever its impact, the power film has to affect an audience cannot be denied.
From the global warming warnings of An Inconvenient Truth to Supersize Me’s cautions about fast food and Spike Lee’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina in When the Levees Broke, audiences are discovering the untold truths the mainstream media can’t reveal through in-depth character studies and cinematic craftsmanship.
Here are a few of the inspirational characters we’ve studied for Storm Surge.
Mrs. Mary Wallace Pitts, a Professor of Geography at the University of Alabama, describes the candid details of how her family survived the super tornado storm and the moments immediately after.
The Reverend Dr. Kelvin Croom discusses the rebuilding and recovery process in Tuscaloosa, AL after a twister one mile wide, 6-miles long, with wind speeds over 200mph tore through this college town, killing people, damaging infrastructure, destroying nearly 2,500 homes and leaving thousands homeless.
Martha Lee Bohn of Gulfport, MS tells an amazing story of how volunteers saved the lives of an elderly couple months after Hurricane Katrina.
Professors Ed Cake, Jr. and Irene Mc Intosh discuss the process and the pros and cons of mobilizing volunteers after a major disaster.
Stacy Noland explains why he is so passionate about this project and introduces you to the City of Joplin, Missouri, one of four communities profiled in the film.