“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” – George Eliot

When I got laid off from my job this past December, a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. I had no money, no job, and nothing to tie me down. As soon as the New Year turned, something inside me turned as well. I told my brother I wanted to drive through all fifty states and film a documentary of the stories and voices from the economy collapse.

Two weeks later, my brother quit his job, and we embarked on this journey called “The Recess Ends” We’ve interviewed and captured hundreds of hours of footage. Many of the stories presented themselves as stand alone, individual pieces. The following clip below is titled: The Frankel’s.

T.R.E. Frankel’s from B-Rilla on Vimeo.

We met this family in New Mexico.

They have more people living under one roof than I can count on my own fingers. One by one, they open their house for people to stay. They feed them, they clothe them, they treat strangers just like their own family.

The Recess Ends premieres in San Francisco on 9/30/09. Please email therecessends at gmail dot com to RSVP.