Sunday Feb 2
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
"THE UNTOLD STORIES OF THE EVERYDAY HEROES WHO RISKED THEIR LIVES TO SAVE THEIR CITY"
100 Boats tells the remarkable story of a group of volunteers who set up an emergency relief center to rescue stranded residents from their flooded homes during 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. Through personal accounts, filmmaker Syed Hasan shows the devastation caused by this monster storm and highlights the heroes who risked their lives to save their city. 100 Boats also follows the rebuilding of Houston one year later and highlights a man in Rosharon, Texas who, with a team of volunteers, helped rebuild twenty-two homes in his own community.
Syed Hasan is a promising new director whose debut documentary, “100 Boats,” is a personal account of his experience during 2017's Hurricane Harvey. Syed focuses on the compassion his community showed during this natural disaster and highlights the countless volunteers who worked tirelessly, risking their own safety, to help neighbors flee their flooded homes.
Born in Karachi and raised in New York City, Syed has been living in Houston since 2007. A self-taught filmmaker, his passion for the arts started in high school, where he picked up a point-and-shoot camera to make his first short films. Syed continues to master his craft, learning the tricks of the trade from film legends such as Quentin Tarantino, Werner Herzog, Christopher Nolan, and Stanley Kubrick.