"What Happens to Us?" Film Series Highlights Challenges Vulnerable Communities Face in Preparing for Natural Disasters
Listos California's short film series, "What Happens to Us?" details the unique challenges vulnerable communities face in responding to and preparing for natural disasters. They help us strengthen local relationships, promote empathy and build awareness and understanding
These films - and the conversations they inspire - provide a platform for Californians to communicate the barriers they face in getting prepared. The following films feature the voices of Californians.
As the work of Listos California and its partners continues to demonstrate, it is only after understanding these challenges that we can work together with local partners to overcome these obstacles and build more resilient communities.
Voices of Native Americans in California:
This new film being released today, created by artist, filmmaker and social entrepreneur Michael J. Payton, focuses on circumstances faced by Native American communities across the state of California. It features members of Lytton Rancheria, a federally recognized Pomo Indian Tribe in Sonoma County and highlights the urgent need for Native Americans in California to prepare for natural disasters.
Voices of Californians: What Happens to Us? (ENG captions):
Voices of Californians: What Happens to Us? (ENG w/ESP subtitles):
Voices of Californians with Disabilities + Older Californians:
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