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1906 Earthquake Centennial Alliance

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Taren Sarpienza, organizer - SF Lotta's Fountain, 1906 Earthquake & Fire Commemoration, Alon Aranya

"Surviving 1906" is a feature length documentary about the 1906 earthquake and fires in San Francisco. The 1906 earthquake is among the biggest natural disasters of the 20th century.

Every year on April 18th at 5:12 am, San Franciscans gather at Lotta’s Fountain to commemorate the big quake. Among the guests are living survivors ranging in age from 100 to 105 years old. This April, the tradition of commemorations will come to a climax with the 100th commemoration, which is the last official commemoration of the quake.

The filmmaker has followed some of the survivors for the nearly two years, and will continue doing so until April 2006, in hopes that they all stay with us to attend this special event.

A portion of the film will be screened at the 100th commemoration on April 2006.


Selected scenes of the documentary will be screened at the centennial commemoration on April 18, 2006.


Lotta's Fountain, at 3rd, Market St. & Kearny, San Francisco


The film ends at the Lotta's Fountain on April 18, 2006, the centennial commemoration of the 1906 Earthquake and Fires.


General public.

Volunteer Opportunities

Production assistants
Production coordinators


Alon Aranya, (323) 377-4453

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