What: Ike: A Documentary The Story of A Torn City Rebuilt By Everyday Heroes
When: Friday, June 12; doors open at 6 p.m., screening starts promptly at 7 p.m.
Where: KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A
Free, but limited seating. RSVP required by June 11 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven months after Hurricane Ike devastates Galveston, Mr. Robert Weiss’s Ball High Advanced Media Technology Class dedicates a story of hope to the Island and continues to give back to the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation.
Since the students return, following the wake of Hurricane Ike, the BHS Advanced Media Technology Class has spent numerous hours, on foot and in cars, having conversations with members of the community. The students, who call themselves the “Hurricane Story Tellers”, have conducted interviews with people who have lost everything, citizens who resided in the government-provided “Tent City”, top Galveston and Houston officials, numerous volunteer recovery workers, and individuals who rode out the storm.
“We started out the project with the intention of giving back to the community, but I was surprised to see how the students were healing their own pain through making this film,” says Mr. Weiss “The students have certainly found a stronger connection to the community of Galveston.”