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The Response

Sep 1, 2018

The Response from, is a documentary film, book, and podcast series exploring how communities are building collective resilience in the wake of disasters.

Climate-fueled disasters are radically transforming the world we live in; with the increasing amount of deaths, displacements, and economic damages acting as a wake-up call for many. 

The severe storms, wildfires, inland floods, crop freezes, droughts, and tropical cyclones have touched nearly everyone around the world.

And yet, news coverage routinely underplays the central drama of these disasters. More often than not, it's the people living in the affected communities that, despite all the obstacles, rise to the occasion to save lives, reduce suffering, and form a community of care. 

And the re-imagining of what’s possible doesn’t stop after the initial recovery is over; instead, it continues as communities regenerate; often increasing their equity, resilience, and capacity for joy.

Subscribe to The Response for in-depth interviews, round table discussions, and immersive audio documentaries. Listen to every episode here (or wherever you get your podcasts).

“The Response: Building Collective Resilience in the Wake of Disasters” (book) features over 30 case studies, interviews, and how-to guides to deepen your understanding of community-led disaster response and collective resilience. Download a free ebook.

Shareable’s award-winning 30-minute micro-budget film, “The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People,” explores how the mutual aid centers sprung up across the island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Learn more about The Response film here.

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