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Doc in the works about Miami condo building collapse

This interests me because the collapse of a luxury condominium building means it can happen to anyone. Because slum lords don’t even put in fuel efficient windows, so you know they’re not checking the foundation.

Now Academy Award winner Grain Media and the 23-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald are partnering on the feature documentary Surviving Surfside, and work to find the truth about what happened that dreadful morning  June 24, 2021.

It was one of the deadliest building failures in modern history. Just a few would be extricated alive, but 98 victims—including children as young as one—were pulled lifeless from the ruins.

“As a newsroom, we poured our hearts into the breaking news and the ongoing daily coverage, and subsequent investigative coverage, of the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse story,” said Miami Herald Executive Editor Monica Richardson. “It was our story to tell because the people and the families in Surfside who were impacted by this unthinkable tragedy are a part of our community.”

“This story is obviously about an unthinkable tragedy, but it is also one that is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the importance of tenacious journalism fighting for the truth,” said 101 Studios COO David Hutkin. “We are so proud to be partnering with the Herald and Grain Media to bring this high-stakes mystery to audiences in a way that has never been seen before.”