Foo Fighters are among the artists who have donated their music to be used in a new documentary, Beach 119, which chronicles the lives of the residents of Beach 119th Street in The Rockaways section of New York City as they deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Watch the documentary below.
“This documentary is to give these survivors a voice to tell their story,” says the film’s co-director, Marcie Allen, in a statement. “Beach 119 is a story of humanity. Strangers came together in a time of need.”
Included in the soundtrack are Foo Fighters’ “Home,” as well as The Gaslight Anthem’s “National Anthem” and some original music by Staind guitarist Mike Mushok.
The poignant story follows a tribe of survivors from the Rockaway Peninsula in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. When the tides intruded and stripped this neighborhood of earthly possessions, its residents held tightly to their faith in humanity.
The documentary short chronicles one street’s recovery while elsewhere everything is back to normal. Just 23.8 miles away from Manhattan, on Beach 119th Street in The Rockaways, neighbors joined together to deal with the trauma associated with cherished possessions lost. The residents were cut off from help with no power, water, gasoline or heat, for weeks after the storm. The documentary explores the story of the residents of Beach 119th Street coming together as a tribe of real life survivors, thankful to those who answered their pleas for help.