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Title:
FEMA City
Publication Information:
[Buena Park, Calif.?] : Vanguard, ©2009.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen format; Dolby Digital.
Language:
English
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Title on container: Greetings from FEMA City
General Note:
Documentary.

Program content: c2007.
Awards:
Park City Film and Music Festival, Audience Award, Silver Medal; Accolade Film Awards, Honorable Mention; Central Florida Film Festival, Florida Project Award; Sarasota Film Festival, official selection; Trail Dance Fiom Festival, official selection.
Contents:
Special features: Aida Florit -- Buying FEMA -- Crime -- Silent night -- Trailer.
Abstract:
In 2004, a trailer park was set-up in a field in Charlotte County, Florida after Hurricane Charley destroyed buildings and homes. Nearly 1,500 people moved into the more than 1,000 trailers and it took on the nickname FEMA City. It is FEMA's policy to provide free emergency housing for up to 18 months. Once displaced, residents of FEMA City found that returning to their homes and to normalcy would prove to be one of the greatest challenges of their lives.
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Filmmaker Jamin H. Griffiths examines the plight of some 2,000 Florida residents displaced from their homes by Hurricane Charley in 2004, and relocated to a makeshift Charlotte County trailer park that would quickly earn the nickname FEMA City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, the Florida residents who had lost their homes in the storm were moved into 551 mobile homes while attempting to rebuild their fractured lives. Few could have foreseen the difficulties of returning to their homes and regaining a sense of normalcy; perhaps by hearing their stories we can better understand the plight of the displaced, and ensure their proper care when the next storm blows in. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi