WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Laughter and smiles after so much tragedy. That’s the scene in Washington DC. Thursday night as crowds came together for the premiere of a documentary chronicling the difficult days after two consecutive hurricanes hit the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“I think anything that can amplify what has happened in the Virgin Islands is really important," Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI- At Large) said.
Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett thanked the filmmakers of the documentary called “Dear everyone, sincerely the U.S. Virgin Island”
Those who worked on the film wanted to spread a message.
“To be aware of our humanity and to help one another," Taroue Brooks, Executive Producer of the film said.
The documentary took just six weeks to complete and it’s inspiring attendees to do more to help.
“If everyone reaches out to five or ten people they know that’s how we keep the momentum going and we’re able to help citizens of the US Virgin Islands," Michael Pauls a senior at University of Maryland College Park said.
All around people are coming together. A few students raised money at their university for those impacted. Another couple traveled from Houston Texas to see the film. They understand what it’s like to have their hometown ravaged by a natural disaster. They said they have one very important thing in common.
“It’s togetherness, it’s love, it’s friendship, it’s support, and that’s what will get anybody through anything," Erick William, Houston, Texas added.
One film, uniting dozens, to help rebuild the Virgin Islands.