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A 9/11 Responder Copes in the Aftermath

Maria Pusateri


Award-winning feature documentary

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Lisa's Poem "Signs of Courage" / Trailer 2

The film follows Vito Friscia, a 9/11 responder and NYPD homicide detective, as he copes in the aftermath with the support of loved ones and colleagues. Through this intimate portrait of an everyday hero, we find a powerful renewal of the human spirit, and insight into the lives of thousands of responders who are paying an emotional and physical price for their bravery.


Maria Pusateri

Associate Producer

Oscar-nominated Documentary short

Directed by Cynthia Wade

Produced by Cynthia Wade Productions & HBO

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Every third Monday of the month, two sisters open up their hair salon and offer free beauty services for women undergoing chemotherapy. The story of what hair means in our culture quickly unfolds into an unexpected look at womanhood, marriage, and survival.


For info about Mondays at Racine, the nonprofit organization and cancer care program created by Racine Salon owners Cynthia Sansone and Rachel DeMolfetto, please visit 

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