NC Humanities & Working Films North Carolina Tour

North Carolina Humanities and Working Films have collaborated on an exclusive version of Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster, a limited-time documentary and discussion series for communities in North Carolina. 

Revisioning Recovery features a collection of five short films that tell environmental disaster recovery stories and examine historical inequities that worsen when disasters hit. Sponsored by North Carolina Humanities, these free events will also include interactive, post-screening discussions.


The films featured in the Revisioning Recovery NC Tour include Robeson Rises, directed by Michael Pogoloff; Razing Liberty Square (work-in-progress) directed by Katja Esson; The Right to Be Rescued, directed by Jordan Melograna & Rooted in Rights; The Sacrifice Zone, directed by Julie Winokur; and a sneak peek of We Still Here, directed by Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi. Read more about these films on the “FILMS” tab on the Revisioning Recovery website.

Communities across North Carolina, and the United States, have faced increasing threats from climate disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and tornadoes which leave them hoping to recover before the next climate event occurs. Equitable disaster preparedness and recovery are important, especially in communities where preparation and recovery efforts have historically experienced inequities. Revisioning Recovery examines and explores the issue of how preparedness and recovery can become more inclusive and allow everyone to thrive .

About the North Carolina Revisioning Recovery Collaboration: 

North Carolina Humanities and Working Films have partnered on this presentation of Revisioning Recovery as part of North Carolina Humanities’ “Watershed Moments” initiative and Working Films’ Revisioning Recovery campaign. 

“Watershed Moments” was created by North Carolina Humanities to explore our varied relationships with the environment, culturally and historically. Programs include a Statewide Read of The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi, and Dry by Neal and Jarrod Schusterman as well as the statewide tour of the Smithsonian exhibit, Water/Ways. “Watershed Moments” is part of the national initiative on “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” administered through the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. North Carolina Humanities is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Revisioning Recovery is a project of Working Films, a national nonprofit organization based in Wilmington, NC. Recognizing the power of stories to inform and inspire, Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, educators and advocates to advance social justice and environmental protection, and support community-based change.


February 17

2:30-4:30 PM ET

Film Screening and Panel Discussion
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Hosted by: Alamance Community College, North Carolina Humanities, and Working Films

March 23

6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Virtual Film Screening and Discussion
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Hosted By: Wake Forest Historical Museum; Wake Forest University Program in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Program in Environmental Studies (class members of “Principles of Environmental Studies” and “Introduction to the Humanities”); North Carolina Humanities; and Working Films

april 22

6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

Virtual Film Screening and Discussion
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Hosted By: Watauga County Public Library, Appalachian State University’s Sustainable Development Department, Climate Stories Collaborative, Climate Action Collaborative, North Carolina Humanities, and Working Films.

april 24

4:00 – 6:00 PM ET

Virtual Film Screening and Discussion
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Hosted By: AMY Regional Library, North Carolina Humanities, and Working Films

There will be more screenings in Alleghany, Macon, Nash, New Hanover, and Onslow counties. Please check back here in the coming months for more upcoming dates!