The documentary Heart of the Shore follows the recovery of people living and working at the Jersey Shore post Hurricane Sandy as they battle with Insurers, Mortgagors, and Governmental agencies. Their resilience and strength are tested as they learn that picking up the pieces after the storm is more difficult than surviving it. The weight of their burdens is seemingly insurmountable, but with the help of charitable organizations, caring citizens, community, and family, they persevere. In the end, they discover that there is always hope in the midst of the storm.
“I am forever grateful for being able to share with the world stories from a community hit by Super Storm Sandy and rebuilt with compassion from its neighbors near and far. ‘Heart of the Shore‘ demonstrates the core values of what it is to be an American,” said producer and co-director, Ron Elliot.
“Working together for the greater good, valuing all lives especially those most vulnerable and respecting the power of mother nature are my takeaways from making this film,” said filmmaker Cliff Charles. “Now more than ever I hope we can all learn from these lessons.”