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Revisioning Recovery: Films Uncovering the Roots of Disaster

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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 .
Revisioning Recovery features a collection of five short films that tell environmental disaster recovery stories and examine historical inequities that worsen when disasters hit.
The films featured in Revisioning Recovery 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. You can read more about these films at
This event is presented by: Macon County Public LibraryThe Smoky Mountains STEM CollaborativeNorth Carolina Humanities, and Working Films.
This event will include a live viewing of the films and an interactive panel discussion featuring leaders working toward environmental justice. Attendees joining online will be able to watch the panel discussion and ask questions through Zoom.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:30pm
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Franklin NC

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