When the Saints
Go Marching In

It's been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast region, and still there are tens of thousands of families without homes. 30,000 families are scattered across the country in FEMA apartments, 13,000 are in trailers, and hardly any of the 77,000 rental units destroyed in New Orleans have been rebuilt.

We put together this short film, "When the Saints Go Marching In," to tell several heartbreaking stories. The Aguilar family lost their home and only received $4,000 from the insurance company. Mr. Washington, an 84-year-old man and former carpenter, owned three homes prior to the storm, but is still living in a FEMA trailer. Julie can't return to her job and normal life because the government won't open the public housing she lived in prior to the storm. There are thousands of stories like this.

There is something very specific you can do to help. Sign the petition urging the Senate to pass Chris Dodd's Gulf Coast Recovery Bill of 2007 (S1668).

The bill is expected to come to a vote soon. Its passage will be an important step toward rebuilding the infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region. In addition to S1668, please also encourage your Senators to go further in helping the public and low-income housing residents who lost their homes in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Please pass the video on and encourage people to sign the petition. It's important we all support the Gulf Coast region's right to return home and put the needed resources toward rebuilding these families' lives.

Robert Greenwald

Leda Maliga

Story Producer
Paris Marron

Production Associate
Ruth Cuevas

Production Fellow
Erikka Yancy

Ryan B. Wylie

Assistant Editor
Phillip Cruess

Post-Production Fellow
Khompiew Jim Ounniyom

Micheal Boedigheimer
Peter Schweitzer
Phil Schweitzer and Village Media

Music By

Footage Provided By
Luisa Dantas

Archival Footage Provided By
Whirlpool Corporation - Building Blocks
Habitat for Humanity
Andrew Alvarez
Breaking News Video Network

Archival Photos Provided By
Julie Dermansky
Mel Silvers
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program
Jake Liefer
Chris Metcalf
Daniel Lobo
Karen Apricot

Brave New Foundation Executive Director
Jim Miller

Brave New Foundation Chairman
Rick Jacobs

Director of Operations
Devin Smith

Director of Media & Strategy
Jim Gilliam

Web producer
Jesse Haff

Communications Director
Tracy Fleischman

Press Apprentice
Denise Lopez

Outreach Director
Jamiah Adams

Director of Member Relations
Sarah Ingersoll

Special Thanks
Sarah Ingersoll
Jonathan Kim
Brian Kunkel
Lissette Roldan
Irene Romero
Cliff Schecter
Christopher Sprinkle
Jason Zaro

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