Good Samaritan rescues seven evacuees from the Houston Astrodome after Katrina and brings them to Florida to give them shelter and jobs, 'a bridge life.' But he gets more than he bargained for when one of them commits a serious crime.
Follows one man's efforts to come to the aid of victims of Hurricane Katrina in September, 2005, when New Orleans' levees failed, causing a devastating flood that engulfed the Crescent City and forced hundreds of thousands of residents to flee for their lives. The focus of the documentary is Dan Sheffer, a middle class Florida loan officer who travels to Houston's Astrodome, where most of the evacuees were transferred immediately after the disaster. His goal: transport 10 evacuees to Plantation, Florida and help them get back on their feet by providing aid, shelter, and temporary jobs--in essence, 'a bridge life.' While at the Astrodome, Dan meets Cynthia and Edwin Pierre, an African-American couple who had managed to find each other after being separated by the storm. They agree to go with Dan to Florida with the aim of starting over. Along with five other evacuees, they board a United Airlines flight the next day. And what follows changes everyone's life forever. Through the prism ... Written by
"Start-your-life-over movies, in general, are pretty darn inspiring, but this one goes above and beyond. After one of the great tragedies of our country leaves thousands upon thousands of survivors navigating their road to recovery, one super-great Samaritan helps change their lives. In this doc, the film-maker will ultimately inspire us to ask ourselves, "what more can we be doing to make a difference"? That is why I love the power of film! To make us think and act differently (and better). This doc is not just a feel-good either. It's truly entertaining and at times, heartbreaking. I also had the pleasure of meeting the Director, Josh Grossberg. He is every bit as kind as he is talented! Check out the film and support an awesome independent film-maker with a great story.
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