StoryCorps "Always a Family" (2011)

On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower to say goodbye.


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A Family Man

Samuel Black fondly recalls his father's hard work and tough love.

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Q & A

A twelve-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome interviews his mother.

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Making It

Noe Rueda grew up poor, and as a young boy had to help his family make ends meet.

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Sundays at Rocco’s

Rocco Galasso's building is demolished to make way for new apartments.

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"Always a Family" on DVD

Plus the first-ever StoryCorps special, and 14 more shorts!

This DVD collects the first-ever StoryCorps special, Listening Is an Act of Love, and "Always a Family" along with 14 additional shorts. In these cartoons, everyday people from little towns and big cities across America share extraordinary stories of love, loss, and daily life.

Bonus interview with The Rauch Brothers.


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Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

Bill Wray

Executive Producers

Dave Isay
Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Lizzie Jacobs

Consulting Producer

Michael Garofalo

Production Coordinator

Maya Millett


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

Erica Perez

FX and Compositing

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Michael Garofalo
Nadia Reiman

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by


In partnership with


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