A documentary created, in part, by residents recovering from Superstorm Sandy received a prestigious honor even though it is not yet finished.
According to an article in the Daily News, the film, called “Sandy Storyline,” won the top prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival last week.
The movie won the award in the “storyscapes transmedia” category.
The documentary was launched just a few days after Sandy hit New York by Brooklyn resident Rachel Falcone. According to the article, the movie combined over 300 photos, videos and stories as told by Rockaway residents who witnessed the destruction firsthand.
Residents who contributed to the project said that it gives them an authentic voice to describe what life been like in the six months since the storm hit. “This is the truth,” Marissa Bernowitz told the Daily News. “The best people to tell the story is us and they were the first ones to document what we’re doing in a way that we can express ourselves and what we’re going through.”
Falcone is continuing to collect items from residents affected by the storm and the film is expected to be finished by next year.