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THE ASBESTOS CITY

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This documentary film captures the human story of small-town America in Manville, New Jersey throughout and beyond the storm events of Hurricane Ida in 2021. This is a borough in the heart of the state that is in a constant struggle for economic resilience and famous for tragedy, yet it remains strong in its community values, American pride, and cultural history.

INTERVIEW on FOX WEATHER

MAY 15, 2024

"The goal of this film is to inspire, encourage, and engage people in Manville and lower Somerset County to fight for NEW legislation regarding stricter stormwater management rules. Flooding due to overdevelopment is an issue that affects everyone in the region, and I am focused on doing my part as an educator, filmmaker, and public representative to help in any way I can. We need the State and Fed to move on this issue before another tragedy occurs."

– Joe DeVito III (Director)

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