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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The Nature of War

In Baghdad, National Guardsman Justin Cliburn made an unlikely friendship with two Iraqi boys.

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Danny and Annie

Danny and Annie Perasa tell the story of their twenty-seven-year romance.

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Facundo the Great

A Mexican American student thwarts teachers' attempts to Anglicize his name.

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John and Joe

On September 11, 2001, the Vigiano brothers died saving others at the World Trade Centers.

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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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