In the early morning hours of June 24, 2021, the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida, suddenly collapsed, becoming one of the deadliest construction failures in modern history. A lucky few will be pulled out alive, but 98 victims – including children as young as one year old – were pulled lifelessly from the rubble.
The Herald’s coverage of the disaster – which recently won a Pulitzer Prize in the Breaking News category – will serve as the basis for the document, which will go to the heart of the disaster – seated alongside survivors, first responders and desperate relatives; rekindling the frantic quest of journalists and engineers for answers; Uncover Miami’s turbulent history – riots, drugs, bribes, apartment booms; He examined all the main suspects who may have contributed to the collapse of the apartment. As the twists and turns of the investigation continue, one of the most astonishing tragedies that has been revealed is that this crisis could have been avoided – and the reasons why it was not revealed reveal profound truths about how profit so easily trumps human life.
“As a newsroom, we have put our hearts into the breaking news and our ongoing daily coverage, and subsequent investigative coverage, of the story of the collapse of the South Champlain Towers,” said Monica Richardson, executive editor of the Miami Herald. “Our story was telling because the people and families in Surfside who have been affected by this unimaginable tragedy are part of our community.”
“This story is clearly about unimaginable tragedy, but it is also a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the importance of serious journalism striving for the truth,” said David Hotkin, COO of 101 Studios. “We are very proud to partner with Herald and Grain Media to bring this high-stakes puzzle to audiences in a way they’ve never seen before.”
“It’s always a huge responsibility to tell stories of painful human tragedies like Surfside,” added Orlando von Einsiedel, co-founder of Grain Media. “For us, the Herald’s constant search for answers and survivors and relatives’ battle for justice makes this a powerful story of the resilience and true value we place on life.”
Founded in 2019, 101 Studios produces a series of Emmy Award-nominated series including YellowstoneAnd the Mayor of KingstownAnd the 1883 and next George and TammyAnd the Tulsa KingAnd the lioness And the Bass Reeves. It also oversees and operates Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform that highlights the most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future. Upcoming projects include Heaven is foundbased on the true story of high school football coach Rick Prins; and a documentary about sexual assault and cover-up at Ohio State University, co-produced with George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures.
Grain Media is a London-based production company that since its founding in 2006 has been recognized with two Academy Awards, Emmy, BAFTA, Peabody and duPont-Columbia Award for Outstanding Journalism, among others. Her credits include an Academy Award and a BAFTA winner Learn to Ski in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl) for A&E networks; Oscar winner white helmets for Netflix; Emmy Award Winner, Academy Award, BAFTA Nominee Virunga for Netflix; Two-time Emmy Award nominee lost and found for National Geographic; BIFA Awarded Premium Document Evelyn for Netflix; Nominated for an Emmy Forbidden love in India for Al Jazeera English; BIFA . filter Seahorse: The father who was born for BBC; Award-Winning Sundance Shorts Skatistan: Living and Skiing in Kabul; Award-Winning Document Bruce Lee and the Lost Boys For Moby Nominated Grierson Tigers: catching smugglers for BBC; Hit the true crime series death in bollywood The BBC and the True Crime Feature the ghost for Netflix; IDA Award Short Feature Document Convergence: Courage in Crisis for Netflix; The short SIMA-winning docu from the same devil Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio for Time Studios and MSNBC.
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