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Short film highlights massive volunteer efforts of Occupy Sandy

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisNov 9, 2012

Thousands in New York City remain without clean water, food, heat, or power – but where government is slow to respond and news stations have lost interest, relief efforts by locals offer continuing direct aid to the neighborhoods most affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Members of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective break this untold story with cinematic beauty and moving content, in the newest short film, We Got This.

Where traditional news media falls short, this film deftly illuminates the swift organization of volunteers, while carefully sharing the stories of those in need.  Old folks are stranded on the 20th floor with a powerless elevator, mothers cope with limited transportation and a supermarket that looks like a bomb hit it – and so, volunteers with Occupy Sandy have mobilized in a big way, providing much needed food, clothing, and supplies to residents of Coney Island, Staten Island, the Rockaways, and beyond. 

A call to action, We Got This works to fill the information gap between devastated neighborhoods and those who can help.

The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective is a tight-knit community of professional filmmakers who are dedicated to innovative approaches to filmmaking. The collective comes together through weekly peer workshops to provide sustained feedback and critiques throughout the life of its members' projects. It is the mission of the BFC to inspire groundbreaking films and maximize exposure of the best work from Brooklyn-based filmmakers.

Film link: http://www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com/our-work/we-got-this-occupy-sandy

For more information regarding Occupy Sandy - interoccupy.net/occupysandy

For more information on the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective - www.brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com

Press contact - Alex Mallis (alex.mallis@gmail.com) 603-852-0828 www.analectfilms.com