Still Standing provides an intimate portrayal of the challenges faced by Hurricane Katrina survivors six months after the storm. Daina is a single mother looking for housing, employment, and the chance to reunite with her children. Ms. Gertrude is a determined grandmother struggling to return home and rebuild. Her son Bilal's post-Katrina experiences in New York City drive him to become politically active. These three individual's stories reveal all-too familiar issues in urban American communities: the neglect of poor and minority neighborhoods, the inadequacy of public assistance to provide long-term solutions, and the struggles necessary to bring about positive change.