DOC NYC 2018
Traverse City, San Francisco Jewish, Woods Hole, EarthxFilm, Sarasota, environmental fests in Washington DC, Yale, and Princeton
An investigation of the victims and profiteers in extreme weather catastrophes.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In July 1995, Chicago was hit by a record heat wave that claimed the lives of 739 residents, primarily among the elderly, African Americans, and those living in poverty. Using this tragedy as a jumping-off point, but referencing other extreme weather catastrophes like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, director Judith Helfand provocatively reframes the politics of disaster to encompass extreme inequity, arguing that economically disadvantaged communities should be preventatively treated as disasters taking place in slow motion.