Pace students film documentary on Hurricane Maria damage
A group of Pace University students filmed a documentary on the damage Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico.
The students traveled to the island to document the damage.
"Six months, still no power. That means no water and limited food," says student Rachel Skopp.
Dr. Maria Luskay, of Pace University's Media, Communications and Visual Arts program, says the president of Pace at the time said the story of Puerto Rico was one that needed to be told.
The students captured the dire conditions, showing battered homes and lack of electricity that has halted everyone's way of life.
Recovery on the island remains slow even one year later. The government says it will take more than $139 billion to fully rebuild.
The documentary, "Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark," has already won an award from the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards.