A new series of short films will allow Red Hook residents to tell their stories, bringing awareness to the ongoing issues of one of Sandy’s most embattled neighborhoods and raising money to restore local businesses. The Emergency Management Methodology Partners will open a “Tell Your Story Center” in the area from March 2 to 9, where people can go and be interviewed for inclusion in one of the films.
Ultimately, the Tell Your Story films will be screened at a silent auction in which Red Hook businesses offer up their services in exchange for a donation.
“Everybody gets a copy of [the films],” said EMMP chief operating officer Noel Francine Kepler, the mind behind the campaign. “It’s a tool for them to go out and say, ‘This is the history of our community, this is what happened.’”(Photo: Michael Fleshman/Flickr)