POV Shorts: Jennifer and So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away
Jennifer: Filmmaker Stewart Copeland explores his feelings about his mother by focusing on a key moment in her life — when she led her eighth grade students in their project contacting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The project was successful, and the students’ conversation with the astronauts was recorded. It survives as documentation of Copeland’s mother and the moment is now remembered as a great one in her life. In rediscovering this personal footnote in history, Copeland expresses his love and admiration for his late mother.

So the Wind Won't Blow It All Away

So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away reveals how the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina continues to have impact on the lives of its victims — and how entire families are among the casualties. The film tells the story of a determined group of teenagers who, more than two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated their homes and scattered their families, return to New Orleans alone and struggle to graduate from high school with their more fortunate friends. So the Wind Won’t Blow It All Away is a touching and shocking exposé of the abandoned children of Louisiana, but it is also a bracing portrait of teens who won’t be defeated by their abandonment.

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