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Tents of God

TENTS of GOD , a documentary short from Catherine Gropper , director , demonstrates how Superstorm Sandy ‘s Staten Islanders rely on one another in a tent they erect when the rest of America doesn’t hear them .

The film covers 2012-19 and includes the D’Amico family and Lisa Oz.

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    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Catherine Gropper

Catherine Gropper ,director , Tents of God , is an internationally produced playwright /artist . Her play Embers earned a four star review from The Scotsman at the Edinburgh Festival and will have a workshop in NYC in October . Her not for profit was formed to promote awareness about water and its impact on communities . M Phil from TC Columbia University .She resides in NYC .

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Director Statement

When I started out shooting Tents of God and superstorm’s Sandy and the effects on Staten Islanders I was shocked at the devastation in the beach areas. Homes were destroyed, trees uprooted and lifestyles frayed. But people were not the only ones who faced being displaced. Animals and wildlife lost their habitats because of overdevelopment. A silver lining from this natural disaster is that through buy it back projects Mother Nature is returning to grasslands and animal and bird species are starting to flourish. Overdevelopment is an eradicating favor for all life.