The effects of climate change are unfolding before our eyes as hurricanes, wildfires, floods, subzero temperatures, and tornadoes ravage the nation and the globe. Many communities who survive climate disasters do so with limited to no resources and are often struggling to recover before the next disaster hits.

Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster is a new collection of short films that illuminate the current injustices, systems at play, and the solutions needed to prepare and respond to climate disasters. The series brings overlooked stories into the light and exposes the historical inequities that are exacerbated when disasters hit. 

Revisioning Recovery is designed to support Just Recovery organizing in critical locations led by those on the frontlines of the issues at hand. Events are being planned across the United States to offer models- catalyzing community conversations and action toward just, inclusive disaster preparedness and recovery. 

Featured films include Cooked by Judith Helfand, Razing Liberty Square by Katja Esson, The Right to be Rescued by Jordan Melograna with Rooted in Rights, and The Sacrifice Zone by Julie Winokur with the Ironbound Community Corporation

Screening events are available upon request. If you’re interested, please click here or below and a Working Films team member will be in contact!

The Revisioning Recovery Series was curated with our partners at California Rural Legal Assistance, the Houston Organizing Movement for Equity (HOME) Coalition, the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, the North Carolina Justice Center, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and the National Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.